Classicism And Christianity In Late Antique Latin Poetry

Classicism and Christianity in Late Antique Latin Poetry
Publisher Univ of California Press
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Category Religion
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780520968424
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After centuries of near silence, Latin poetry underwent a renaissance in the late fourth and fifth centuries CE evidenced in the works of key figures such as Ausonius, Claudian, Prudentius, and Paulinus of Nola. This period of resurgence marked a milestone in the reception of the classics of late Republican and early imperial poetry. In Classicism and Christianity in Late Antique Latin Poetry, Philip Hardie explores the ways in which poets writing on non-Christian and Christian subjects used the classical traditions of Latin poetry to construct their relationship with Rome’s imperial past and present, and with the by now not-so-new belief system of the state religion, Christianity. The book pays particular attention to the themes of concord and discord, the "cosmic sense" of late antiquity, novelty and renouatio, paradox and miracle, and allegory. It is also a contribution to the ongoing discussion of whether there is an identifiably late antique poetics and a late antique practice of intertextuality. Not since Michael Robert's classic The Jeweled Style has a single book had so much to teach about the enduring power of Latin poetry in late antiquity.

Classicism and Christianity in Late Antique Latin Poetry
  • Author : Prof. Philip Hardie
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-27

After centuries of near silence, Latin poetry underwent a renaissance in the late fourth and fifth centuries CE evidenced in the works of key figures such as Ausonius, Claudian, Prudentius, and Paulinus of Nola. This period of resurgence marked a milestone in the reception of the classics of late Republican

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-07-09

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  • Author : Sebastian Matzner,Stephen Harrison
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08

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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2020-10-12

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  • Author : Scott Fitzgerald Johnson
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2006

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  • Author : Ralph Hexter,David Townsend
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-01-20

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  • Author : Richard A. LaFleur
  • Publisher : Addison Wesley
  • Release Date : 1989-01-01

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  • Author : Aaron Pelttari
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-04

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-14

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  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17

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  • Author : Michael Roberts
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-05

In The Jeweled Style, Michael Roberts offers a new approach to the Latin poetry of late antiquity, one centering on an aesthetic quality common to both the literature and the art of the period—the polychrome patterning of words and phrases or of colors and shapes. In Roberts's view, the

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  • Author : Johannes Hahn,Volker Menze
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020

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  • Publisher : SBL Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-04

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  • Author : Robert Parker
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-23

From even before the time of Alexander the Great, the Greek gods spread throughout the Mediterranean, carried by settlers and largely adopted by the indigenous populations. By the third century b.c., gods bearing Greek names were worshipped everywhere from Spain to Afghanistan, with the resulting religious systems a variable

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  • Author : Philip R. Hardie
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
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