Lauritzen, Frederick

2008-2014 Borsista alla Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose Giovanni XXIII (
2005 Dottorato (Ph.D.), Filologia Classica, Columbia University. Tesi di dottorato: “Psellos’ Depiction of Character in the Chronographia” diretta da Alan Cameron
2005 Master (M.Phil.) Filologia Classica, Columbia University
2002 Master (M.A.) Literae Humaniores, Oxford University
2002 Master (M.A.) Filologia Classica, Columbia University
2000 Laurea (B.A.) Literae Humaniores, Oxford University

Progetti di Ricerca
Conciliorum Oecumenicorum Generaliumque Decreta vol. IV, Synods of the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches, Leiden, Brepols 2013
Letteratura bizantina dell’undicesimo secolo


Psellus’ Neoplatonic Theology in Abstract of the Byzantine Studies Conference 2001.

Leo the Deacon’s military and religious digression on Edessa in Abstract of Byzantine Studies Conference 2002.

A courtier in the women’s quarters: the rise and fall of Psellos in Byzantion 77 (2007), pp. 251-266.

The debate on faith and reason in Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik 57 (2007), pp. 75-82.

Christopher of Mytilene’s parody of the haughty Mauropous, in Byzantinische Zeitschrift 100 (2007), pp.125-132.

Il nesso tra stile e contenuto negli encomi di Psello in Medioevo Greco 7 (2007), pp. 1-10.

Psellos and the Nazireans in Revue des Études Byzantines 65 (2007), pp. 359-364.

An ironic portrait of a social monk: Christopher of Mytilene and Niketas Stethatos in Byzantinoslavica 65 (2007), pp. 201-210.

Psello discepolo di Stetato in Byzantinische Zeitschrift 101.2 (2008), pp. 715-725.

Psellos’ early career at court, in Vizantijskij Vremennik 68 (2009), pp. 135-143.

Michael the Grammarian’s irony about hypsilon in Byzantinoslavica 67 (2009), pp. 161-169.

The miliaresion poet: the dactylic inscription on a coin of Romanos III Argyros, in Byzantion 79 (2009), pp. 231-240

Students of Pindar and readers of Mytilenaios, Byzantion 80 (2010), pp. 188-196. [ISSN: 0378-2506]

Against the enemies of Tradition: Alexios Studites and the Synodikon of Orthodoxy in A. Rigo, P. Ermilov, Orthodoxy and Heresy. Proceedings of the XX annual conference of Saint Tikhon University, Rome 2010. 41-48 [ISBN 9780020369028]

Εἰκὼν τοῦ Θεοῦ: the image of God in byzantine imperial encomia in A. Melloni and R. Saccenti, Imago Dei, München 2010, 217-226 [ISBN 978-3-643-10456-4]

Stethatos’ Paradise in Psellos’ ekphrasis of Mt Olympos, Vizantijskij Vremennik 70 (2011) 139-151 [ISSN: 0132-3776]

Bessarion’s political philosophy: the encomium to Trebizond, Bulgaria Mediaevalis 2 (2011), pp. 189-195. [ISSN: 1314-2941]

Gli orientali d’Italia in Cristiani d’Italia, Treccani, Rome, 2011, pp. 905-911.

Michael Psellos in D. Thomas and J. Pahlitzsch, Christian and Muslim Relations, a biographical history (1050-1200), vol. 3, Leiden 2011, pp. 155-159.

Алексий Студит и Сиро-Якобитская обобщина [Alexios Studites and the Syro Jacobite community] in Церковно-исторические исследования в контексте современной науки, Moscow 2011, pp. 161-164.

L’ortodossia neoplatonica di Psello, in A. Luzzi, F. D’Aiuto Ortodossia ed Eresia a Bisanzio, Rivista di Studi Bizantini e Neoellenici 47 (2011), pp. 1-7. [ISSN: 0557-1367]

Autocrate negli encomi imperiali di Psello (1018-1081), in Zbornik Radova Vizantinoškog Instituta 49 (2012), pp. 115-123. [ISSN: 0584-9888]

Pagan energies in Maximus the Confessor: the influence of Proclus on the ad Thomam 5, Greek Roman and Byzantine Studies 52.2 (2012) 226-239 [ISSN: 0017-3916]

Synod decrees of the Eleventh Century in Byzantinische Zeitschrift 105.1 (2012), pp. 101-116. [ISSN: 0007-7704]

Il primato del sinodo: due trattati bizantini sul canone 28 di Calcedonia, in Cristianesimo nella Storia 33 (2012), pp. 1-12 [ISSN: 0393-3598]

Psellos the hesychast, a neoplatonic reading of the Transfiguration on Mt. Tabor, Byzantinoslavica 70 (2012), pp. 167-180 [ISSN: 0007-7712]

La formazione del consenso nella chiesa bizantina (843-1453), in Cristianesimo nella Storia (2012), pp. 945-962 [ISSN: 0393-3598]

Paraphrasis as interpretation Psellos and a canon of Cosmas the melodist (poem 24 westerink), in Byzantina 33 (2013) forthcoming [ISSN: 1105-0772]

Areopagitica in Stethatos: a chronology of an interest, in Vizantijskij Vremennik 72 (2013), pp. 162-177 [ISSN: 0132-3776]

The mixed life of Plato’s Philebus in Psellos’ Chronographia (6a.8), in Zbornik Radova Vizantinološkog Instituta 50.1 (2013), pp. 399-409 [ISSN: 0584-9888]

I panegirici bizantini dal VII al XV secolo. Il modello costantiniano alla corte di Costantinopoli, in Enciclopedia Costantiniana, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana, Roma 2013, vol. II, pp. 309-319.

Costantino e la bizantinistica prima e dopo Francis Dvornik, in Enciclopedia Costantiniana, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana, Roma 2013, vol. III, pp. 283-289.

Psellos and neoplatonic mysticism: the secret meaning of the Greek alphabet, in H. Seng, Bibliotheca Chaldaica / Band 3: Platonismus und Esoterik in byzantinischem Mittelalter und italienischer Renaissance, 2013, pp. 29-45. [ISBN: 978-3-8253-7378-8]

The depiction of Character in Psellos’ Chronographia, [Byzantios: studies in Byzantine history and civilization], Brepols, Turnhout 2013. [ISBN: 9782503548418]

Psellos and Plotinus, in Byzantinische Zeitschrift (2014), pp. 711-724. [ISSN: 0007-7704]

Achilles at the Battle of Ostrovo: George Maniakes and the reception of the Iliad, in Byzantinoslavica 72 (2014), pp. 171-187. [ISSN: 0007-7712]

Israele e la Bibbia a Bisanzio, in Limes Rivista Italiana di Geopolitica, novembre 2015, pp. 101-111.  [ISSN: 1124-9048]

An Athonite assembly described in the typikon of Monomachos, in ΠΕΡΙΒΟΛΟΣ Mélanges offerts à Mirijana Živojinović, Belgrade 2015, pp. 73-81. [ISBN: 978-86-83883-19-6]

Between the Past and the East: Symeon Seth’s Nutritional Advice for Michael VII Doukas, in B. Pitarakis Life is short but art is long: the art of healing in Byzantium, Istanbul 2015, pp. 124-134 [ISBN 978-605-4642-42-7]

Who convenes a synod in Byzantium?, Θεολογία 86.2 (2015), pp. 105-116. [ISSN: 1105-154X]

The ‘constantinian’ moment for the individual and society, in J. Farmerée, P. Gisel, H. Legrand, Evangile, moralité et lois civiles / Gospel, morality and civil law, Munich 2015, pp. 225-236. [ISBN: 978-3-643-90684-7]

Symphonia in the Byzantine Empire. An ecclesiastical problem, in J. Farmerée, P. Gisel, H. Legrand, Evangile, moralité et lois civiles / Gospel, morality and civil law, Munich 2015, pp. 103-110. [ISBN 978-3-643-90684-7]