#Byzantium

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Explores the specifics of Byzantine architecture: how architects of the Eastern Roman Empire ‘turned around’ and used classical canons in their way, how their innovations have come down to us, and where the boundaries of style lie. The participants of the discussion, held in January as part of the Gifts of Byzantium series, are Andrey […]
How did the architecture of Byzantium and pre-Mongolian Russia develop? Why is the connection between two cultures, the continuity of style and engineering, more complex than it seems? As part of the Gifts of Byzantium series, the musicAeterna digital platform presents a recording of a lecture on architecture, held in January. Speaker: Cand. Sc. Historiography, […]
How did the architectural idea inherited from antiquity become a home for the Christian God, what did Byzantine architecture give to world culture, what can be seen as its fruits today? The logic and spirit of the valuable, in some cases miraculously preserved monuments of the Eastern Roman Empire is explained by Svetlana Maltseva, lecturer […]
The Byzantine authors just imitated the classical ones, without creating anything original. Their literature is a crooked mirror, where you can’t get to the facts through parables. The Christian Empire had no sense of humour; each text was a theological preachment. We refute these and other stereotypes in a new episode of our podcast — […]
How did philosophy and religion meet in Byzantium? How did ancient ideas about beauty and virtue flow into Christian ethics? And how did Socratic “trolling” become the ground for heresies? A new video on the musicAeterna digital platform features a lecture on “meetings at highest level” in the intellectual life of the Eastern Roman Empire, […]
Today, we offer you to watch the recording of the first event in the large “Byzantine Gifts” educational cycle — a roundtable discussion of the Hagia Sophia cathedral.