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Hagiographic/hagiographical

Postby uncronopio » Fri Apr 22, 2005 2:47 am

1. A hagiography. 2. idealising its subject: said of a biography.

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Hagiography: 1. a book or writing, or an assemblage of these, about the lives of saints. 2. Such books or writings as a field of study.

Example: The book was authorised, not critical, and its intent was somewhat hagiographical.
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Postby M. Henri Day » Fri Apr 22, 2005 5:59 am

Very apt word, uncronopio ! And very nice to see that the Antipodes are now represented on this forum !...

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Postby astrokatastro » Sat Apr 23, 2005 11:26 am

I didn’t see the litteral interpretation of that word which is using in Greece now. I saw only the metaphorically. This use is: Α painting or icon of a face or body of a saint or saints or Christ ; as well as of a religion subject.
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Postby M. Henri Day » Sat Apr 23, 2005 1:30 pm

Interesting that you should mention this, astrokatastro, as this more literal usage has, in English, been entirely supplanted by the figurative. But «hagiography» retains its literal sense of «biography of [i e, writing about] a saint or saints», and «Hagiographa» is a (little used) term for the Bible....

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Postby gailr » Sat Apr 23, 2005 1:37 pm

The Hagia Sophia was covered in more than one of my art history classes.
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Postby astrokatastro » Sun Apr 24, 2005 11:29 am

Yes, we use Agiologio or Bioi Agiwn -Αγιολόγιο ή Βίοι Αγίων for biography of saint. Usually is using o Βιος και πολιτεία του τάδε αγίου. The scripts are Calling Αγία Γραφή Ηagia Grafh or Grafes
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