Project

“Basil of Caesarea. Networking, Lobbying and Self-presentation in his Letters and Letter Collection”

Code
01CD2723
Duration
01 October 2023 → 28 February 2024
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Ancient history
Keywords
epistolography antique letter collections Byzantine studies reception studies late antiquity patristics church history History Religion Literary studies
 
Project description
This project studies the letters and the letter collection of Basil, the bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia (ca. AD 330-379) as a means of (self-)presentation. The focus of this project is on the interaction between Basil ’s letters and his letter collection, and the reception of Basil, both during his lifetime and in later periods.