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Bernard Mulholland, Nazareth Quest (2022).

Friday, December 30, 2022

Byzantina Symmeikta

Grateful to AIEB for this notice.

Byzantina Symmeikta

Byzantina Symmeikta is a peer-reviewed open-access electronic journal published by the Byzantine Section of the Institute of Historical Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation. From 1966 to 2005 (vols. 1–17) the journal was published under the title Symmeikta. Byzantina Symmeikta accepts for publication articles of original research in all fields of Byzantine studies (history, literature, archaeology and art) as well as book reviews. Accepted languages are English, French, German, Greek and Italian. A rigorous publication process ensures that the journal adheres to the highest standards of scholarship. Ιn its electronic version Byzantina Symmeikta is an open-access journal. All articles become available online as soon as a new volume is published on the journal’s platform. A print edition appears about one year after the electronic publication. All volumes from 2008 onwards (vols. 18–) are also available in print.In the first 15 years of its online presence (2008–2022) 155 research articles and more than 200 book reviews and shorter bibliographical notes have appeared in the journal. 


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Thursday, December 29, 2022

New online resource: Digital Encyclopedia of Atticism

New online resource: Digital Encyclopedia of Atticism


The ERC project Purism in Antiquity: Theories of Language in Greek Atticist Lexica and their Legacy (PURA), based at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, is delighted to announce the opening of its Digital Encyclopedia of Atticism (DEA), accessible at www.atticism.euDEA collects our work on the lexicographic entries in the Atticist lexica and their linguistic history; the major scholars and works of the ancient and Byzantine Atticist debate; and the transmission of the lexica in the medieval and early modern periods. All contents are open access, peer-reviewed, and are published under a Creative Commons license. At the moment, DEA contains 50 entries dealing with Greek words or linguistic phenomena discussed in Atticist lexica. Each entry is divided into an initial section that collects Greek texts in English translation, and a second section that contains a philological and linguistic commentary on the use of the lemma throughout the history of Greek (Ancient, Byzantine, and Modern Greek where appropriate). A search tool allows users to search the content of these entries. User guides provide assistance in navigating the various sections of the site.In the future, DEA will open its sections Scholars & works, and Transmission: Manuscripts & Editions. Other instalments of lexicographic entries will be uploaded throughout the lifespan of the project. DEA has been made possible by an ERC Consolidator grant (grant agreement no. 865817) and by collaboration with the Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities. Contents have been created with the Cadmus program, developed by Daniele Fusi. Our partners include the Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale “A. Zampolli” – CNR Pisa, a member of the Clarin-IT cluster, and Edizioni Ca’ Foscari – Venice University Press. We also acknowledge the invaluable collaboration of PURA's Advisory board.The PURA team hope that this resource will be useful to all those interested in the use of the Greek language, its evolution, and ancient theories about linguistic correctness. Much of our work may be of interest to scholars working on Byzantine literature, scholarship and linguistic history, so we encourage you to visit DEA.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Call for Blog Post Submissions: The Blog on Medieval Arts & Rituals

From the AIEB:

Call for Blog Post Submissions: The Blog on Medieval Arts & Rituals

The Network for Medieval Arts & Rituals (NetMAR) invites proposals for blog posts that will be published on its official website ( Through a series of NetMAR monthly blogposts, medievalists share their insights, original research, ideas and opinions concerning medieval arts and rituals in a way that is accessible to wider audiences.Among the subjects that are broached in our monthly posts are the following:What do we mean by heritage and how can we protect it?How do medieval arts and rituals survive in contemporary theatre?Manuscripts produced in medieval Cyprus for church rituals.Storytelling in monastic contextsRituals of medieval breastfeedingA Cistercian nunnery in medieval Nicosia.For more information, visit our website: Please prepare your blog texts by using the attached template (files here and here). 

Send your proposals to Stavroula Constantinou ( 

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Sunday, December 25, 2022

Christmas Letter 2022 from the International Association of Patristic Studies

As we collectively turn our minds to celebrating and commemorating a number of religious festivals at this time of year it is perhaps appropriate to share this Christmas message from the International Association of Patristic Studies - Association Internationale D'Études Patristiques. Wishing everybody a Merry Christmas and a truly Happy New Year.

Dear Members of AIEP,

The holiday season always invites us to reflect on how we have used the time that God has given us. This is undoubtedly necessary and beneficial both on a personal and institutional level. The AIEP Executive Committee also believe it is important that we reflect, in order to make our members aware of the great effort we are undertaking to update and modernize our association. This effort also implies an immense challenge, which is not to lose sight of the mission AIEP’s founders entrusted us with “to promote the study of Christian antiquity, especially the Church Fathers, and to connect all academics dedicated to this fascinating field of study.”

Some of the tasks carried out this year are:

Enhancing our Youtube channel with interesting videos on "Research in Patristic Studies in the 21st century: Challenges, Possibilities and New Methods". Also continuing with the section dedicated to thanking members who have contributed significantly to expanding AIEP.

Updating our database and email addresses so as to provide all members with useful information regarding the field of Patristic Studies. This task has been and continues to be difficult and for this reason we apologize to some AIEP members who have not received this information properly.

Remodeling our website, which will allow all members of our association to find information referring to the immense production carried out by AIEP members more efficiently.

Keeping the Facebook group updated, which is undoubtedly a way of linking and generating friendship among AIEP members.

These tasks would have been impossible without the help of Fernando Soler, Paolo Bernardini, Alyson Nunez and Margrethe Kamille Birkler. We also want to especially thank the National Correspondents of the 54 countries in which AIEP is present, for helping us disseminate information regarding activities related to Patristic Studies and for connecting members of their country.

Next year, we will continue to improve these activities already begun and start new and challenging initiatives. Finally, we would like to thank all AIEP members for their continued support and friendship and share with you some of the many reflections on Christmas that the Fathers and the great authors of Early Christianity offer us as strength and spiritual nourishment: 

Augustine of Hippo: (Sermon 185, 1)

Wake up: God has become man for you. Wake up, you who sleep, rise from the dead, and Christ will be your light. For you precisely, God has become man. You would have died forever, if he had not been born in time." 

Leo the Great, Pope (Sermon on the Nativity of the Lord 1, 13)

«Today, dear brothers, our Savior has been born; Let us rejoice. There can be no place for sadness, when life has just been born; the same one that ends the fear of mortality and instills in us the joy of the promised eternity”.

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Sunday, December 11, 2022

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Nazareth Quest - advice sought

Nazareth Quest is now available to read on Kindle Unlimited for $0.00 or to buy from only $9.99.


My novel Nazareth Quest, which is a thriller, is now out with a literary agency to determine whether a book-to-film/television/gaming deal is negotiable. Can I ask for your advice - film, television or gaming, which do you think best suits my novel? 


Friday, December 2, 2022

Update on submission to literary agency

Apprehensive! I submitted my novel Nazareth Quest to a really great literary agency to see if it is suitable for a book-to-film/television/gaming contract.

The indicative date for a response is three months from submission, and I guess I will be on tenterhooks until then to discover whether it passes muster.

In the meantime the novel is available from Amazon and good book sellers.