Methodius of Olympus – one of the Greek sources of Kontakia by Romanos the Melodist

Authors

  • Agniesz Heszen Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.12797/CC.16.2013.16.05

Keywords:

Methodius of Olympus, Romanos the Melodist, Thecla’s Hymn, kontakion, refrain

Abstract

Methodius of Olympus – one of the Greek sources of Kontakia by Romanos the Melodist

In this article the author compares Thecla’s Hymn from Methodius of Olympus’s Symposium with some kontakia by Romanos the Melodist. The analysis of a few stanzas of Thecla’s Hymn shows that this work can be a model for the kontakia. Methodius in his song gives examples of heroes of the Old and New Testament that sing a refrain. Romanos in their kontakia made a similar structure, the refrain is variously linked to stanzas and often spoken by different characters.

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2013-11-16

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Heszen, A. “Methodius of Olympus – One of the Greek Sources of Kontakia by Romanos the Melodist”. Classica Cracoviensia, vol. 16, Nov. 2013, pp. 63-79, doi:10.12797/CC.16.2013.16.05.

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