oa Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Narrative apostrophe in the Kontakia of Romanos the Melodist with special reference to his hymn "On Judas"

Volume 29, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1141



The internal nature of the kontakion. especially as this literary subgenre flourished at the hands of Romanos in the sixth century A.D., can be defined as a liturgical text comprising as basic components doxology, prayer, exhortation, catechesis and sacred myth, the components exhortation and catechesis.

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