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Title: Procopio di Gaza modello dell'Ekphrasis di Filagato da Cerami sulla Cappella Palatina di Palermo
Author(s): AMATO, Eugenio
Journal: Byzantion
Volume: 82    Date: 2012   
Pages: 1-16
DOI: 10.2143/BYZ.82.0.2174082

Abstract :
The article fits in the new investigation trend about the classical models and sources of the Philagathos of Cerami’s Homilies, with particular focus on anonymous quotations and imitations of the Procopius of Gaza’s sophistic and rhetorical work. One of the most signifiant examples is the description of the Cappella Palatina in Palermo (hom. 27 Rossi Taibbi), for which Philagathos bore certainly in mind and adapted, besides other works, the Procopius’s Descriptio horologii. The conclusion is that Philagathos had at his disposal a whole now lost manuscript with the Procopius’s work.

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