By Robert H. Robins

With simply over 262 pages (text) Robins provides the reader with a concise and transparent overview of the grammarians of Byzantium and their quite a few contributions to varied branches of considering, writing and learning.
He does this in 12 chapters, starting with a ancient define together with the political context of this nice empire; to bankruptcy 12 -- "The Byzantine contribution to the examine of Greek grammar within the Renaissance". all through, Robins screens an outstanding sensitivity for the topic matter.

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