Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Ho kata tōn Sarakēnōn logos
(236 words)

Speech against the Saracens

John Siceliotes

Date: Unknown; late 10th or early 11th century

Original Language: Greek


We know of Siceliotes' speech against the Saracens only from one of his other works, his scholia to the Peri ideōn ('On the ideas') of Hermogenes (Walz, Rhetores Graeci, vi, p. 447), where he says he delivered this speech in the presence of some dignitary (probably a member of the Senate). He emphasizes that it was a speech …

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Salzmann, Miriam, “ Ho kata tōn Sarakēnōn logos”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 14 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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