Manthos Ioannou, Storia della sciagura e schiavitù della Morea
Testo, commento e glossario
The History of the Disaster and Captivity of the Morea written by Manthos Ioannou is a historical poem in Greek concerning the Morean War (1714-18). The work testifies to the transmission of historical events in a poetic form; both the historical-literary context and editorial problems are examined. This poem, printed in Venice in the early eighteenth century, was reissued several times until the late nineteenth century. Its high demand in the publishing market makes it possible to compare the various editions from different printers and also to assess who the users of the texts published in Greek in Venice were.