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Professor M. Lauxtermann
Stavros Niarchos Foundation – Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature,
Fellow of Exeter College
 

Research

Marc Lauxtermann has written extensively on Byzantine poetry and metre, and is the co-editor of a recent book on the letters of Psellos. Further research interests include translations of oriental tales in Byzantium and the earliest grammars and dictionaries of vernacular Greek.

Teaching

History of the Greek Language, Greek Linguistics, Medieval and Early Modern Literature, Solomos and Dimotika, The Construction of the Past in Nineteenth-Century Greece, Literary Genres in Byzantium, Byzantine Poetry, Psellos and Contemporaries, Popular Tales of Byzantium, Byzantine Text Seminar

Publications

Byzantine Poetry from Geometres to Pisides: Texts and Contexts, 2 vols (Wiener Byzantinistische Studien XXIV) (Vienna, 2003-19).

‘Unhistoric Acts: The Three Lives of Romanos Nikiforou’, The Historical Review/La Revue Historique 9 (2012), 117-140.

 

‘Το παράπονο του δασκάλου: το τρίτο Πτωχοπροδρομικό και η βυζαντινή γραμματική παράδοση’ (with M.C. Janssen), in: I. García Gálvez and O. Omatos Sáenz (eds), Tolmiros Skapaneas. Homenaje al Profesor K. Dimadis (Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2012), 25-41.

 

 ‘Linguistic Encounters: The Presence of Spoken Greek in Sixteenth-Century Venice’, in: D. Gondicas (ed.), Renaissance Encounters: Greek East and Latin West (Leiden, 2013), 189-207.

 

‘«And Many, Many More»: a Sixteenth-Century Description of Private Libraries in Constantinople, and the Authority of Books’, in: P. Armstrong (ed.), Authority in Byzantium (Aldershot, 2013), 269-282.

 

‘Constantine’s City: Constantine the Rhodian and the Beauty of Constantinople’, in: A. Eastmond & L. James (eds), Wonderful Things: Byzantium through its Art (Aldershot, 2013), 353-367.

 

‘Tomi, Mljet, Malta: Critical Notes on a Twelfth-Century Southern Italian Poem of Exile’, Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik 64 (2014), 155-176.

 

‘His, and Not His: The Poems of the Late Gregory the Monk’, in: A. Pizzone (ed.), The Byzantine Author in Middle Byzantine Literature: Modes, Functions, and Identities (Berlin-Boston, 2014), 77-86.

 

‘Introduction’, in: M. Jeffreys & M.D. Lauxtermann (eds), The Letters of Psellos: Cultural Networks and Historical Realities (Oxford, 2017), 3-12.

 

‘The Intertwined Lives of Michael Psellos and John Mauropous’, in: M. Jeffreys & M.D. Lauxtermann (eds), The Letters of Psellos: Cultural Networks and Historical Realities (Oxford, 2017), 89-127.

 

‘Authorship Revisited: Language and Metre in the Ptochoprodromika’ (with M.C. Janssen), in: T. Shawcross & I. Toth (eds), Reading in Byzantium and Beyond (Cambridge, 2018), 558-584.

 

‘Texts and Contexts’, in: W. Hörandner, A. Rhoby and N. Zagklas (eds), A Companion to Byzantine Poetry (Leiden-Boston, 2019), 19-37.

 

‘Asinine Tales East and West: The Ass’s Confession and The Mule’s Hoof’ (with M.C. Janssen), Byzantinische Zeitschrift 112 (2019), 105-122.

 

‘The Eugenian Recension of Stephanites and Ichnelates: Prologue and Paratexts’, Νέα Ῥώμη 16 (2019), ***-***.

 

‘A Lombard Epigram in Greek’, in: M.D. Lauxtermann & I. Toth (eds), Inscribing Texts in Byzantium: Continuities and Transformations (Abingdon, 2020), ***-***.

 

‘A Byzantine Verse Inscription from Konya’ (with P. Thonemann), in: M.D. Lauxtermann & I. Toth (eds), Inscribing Texts in Byzantium: Continuities and Transformations (Abingdon, 2020), ***-***.

 

‘The Grammatical Introduction by Nikolaos Sofianos: Manuscripts, Date, and Linguistic Models’, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 44 (2020), ***-***.

 

‘Parisinus Graecus 400: Poetry and Paraenesis in Cyprus’, Revue des Études Byzantines 78 (2020), ***-***.

 

‘The Commemoration of the Siege of 717-18 in the Liturgical Calendar of Constantinople’, in: D. Smythe & S. Tougher (eds), Constantinople: Queen of Cities (Leiden-Boston, 2020), ***-***.

 

‘Three Verse Inscriptions in the Refectory of the Petra Monastery’ (with G.M. Paoletti), in: S. Ronchey & F. Monticini (eds), Bisanzio nello spazio e nel tempo: Constantinopoli e la Siria (Rome, 2020), ***-***.

 

‘Buffaloes and Bastards: Tzetzes on Metre’, in: E. Prodi (ed.), Tzetzes: An International Conference (Bologna, ****), ***-***

 

‘Of Cats and Mice: The Katomyomachia as Drama, Parody, School Text, and Animal Tale’, in: B. van den Berg and N. Zagklas (eds), Byzantine Poetry in the ‘Long’ Twelfth Century (1081-1204): Perceptions, Motivations and Functions (Vienna, ****), ***-***

 

‘«As though from India itself»: Stories of Byzantium’, in: A. Cameron, P. Frankopan and J. Shepard (eds), Byzantine Spheres (Oxford, ****), ***-***.