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Unformatted text preview: 4. Describe the structure of the Acathist Hymn, explaining in particular how it is a typical canticle ( kontakion ), and how it is unusual. 5. Comment briefly on this extract from the Canon of Easter Sunday of John Damascene Tis the Day of Resurrection: Earth! tell it out abroad! The Passover of gladness! The Passover of GOD! From Death to Life Eternal, From this world: From earth unto to the sky, Our CHRIST hath brought us over, With hymns of victory. 6. Discuss briefly with specific examples the characteristics of the poetry of Kosmas the Melodist. Section 2: Write an essay on the following topic (1 page): Provide a personal overview of Byzantine Literature, discussing with specific examples what, in your opinion, were its strengths and weaknesses, and providing an overall estimate of its appeal for a modern readership....
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2011 for the course CLA 3504 taught by Professor Kapparis during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.
- Spring '11