Early Christian Latin Poets

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"This is the first substantial overview of the Golden Age of Christian Latin poetry, from the fourth to sixth centuries." "Carolinne White's study sets the works in their literary and historical context, and shows how these poets were motivated by a desire to convey the truth of the Christian message. Questions of form and content, continuity with classical culture, theological issues and contemporary heresies are all explored, prior to clear, sensitive translations of over thirty poems and excerpts, many of which have never before been ...
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Overview

"This is the first substantial overview of the Golden Age of Christian Latin poetry, from the fourth to sixth centuries." "Carolinne White's study sets the works in their literary and historical context, and shows how these poets were motivated by a desire to convey the truth of the Christian message. Questions of form and content, continuity with classical culture, theological issues and contemporary heresies are all explored, prior to clear, sensitive translations of over thirty poems and excerpts, many of which have never before been translated into English."--BOOK JACKET.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415187824
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/21/2000
  • Series: Early Church Fathers Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Carolinne White is a tutor in medieval Latin, and a lexicographer on the Medieval Latin Dictionary at the University of Oxford. Her previous publications include Early Christian Lives (1998).

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Table of Contents

List of abbreviations
Preface
Background to the texts 3
Lactantius 27
The Phoenix 28
Juvencus 34
Poem of the Gospels: 1.224-254; 4.428-477 36
Proba 39
Cento: 580-599 40
Damasus 42
Epigram 12; Epigram 37 43
Ambrose 45
Hymns: Splendor paternae gloriae, Intende qui regis Israel, Agnes beatae virginis 47
Augustine 51
Psalm against the Donatists: 1-27, 170-194, 259-288 53
Paulinus of Nola 57
Poem 11; Poem 23.1-44. Poem 20.28-61 and 312-387, Poem 31.1-46, 199-274 59
Endelechius 70
Eclogue 71
Prudentius 76
Hamartigenia; 298-353, Cathemerinon 9; Psychomachia: 454-632, Peristephanon 3 81
Cyprian the Poet 99
Genesis: 25-133 100
Sedulius 105
Carmen Paschale: 1.136-159, 5.20-68 and 164-244 107
Prosper of Aquitaine 113
Epigram 52; Epigram 77; Carmen de Ingratis: 945-997 115
Claudius Marius Victorius 118
Alethia: 1.398-547, 2.13-34 119
Paulinus of Pella 127
Eucharisticos: 22-245 128
De Ligno Crucis 136
The Tree of the Cross 137
Orientius 140
Commonitorium: 2.51-92 141
Dracontius 143
De Landibus Dei: 1.562-695 144
Avitus 149
De Spiritalis Historiae Gestis: 1.144-250, 2.35-116; A work of consolation to his sister Fuscina: 163-204 151
Arator 159
Historia Apostolica: 1.1007-1076 161
Venantius Fortunatus 164
Poem 2.1; Poem 9.2.1-10, 53-87, 107-130 165
Glossary of metrical terms 169
Notes 172
Select Bibliography 183
Index of names and subjects 187
Index of Biblical references 191
Index of literary works 193
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