Poetry and Exegesis in Premodern Latin Christianity: The Encounter between Classical and Christian Strategies of Interpretation

Poetry and Exegesis in Premodern Latin Christianity: The Encounter between Classical and Christian Strategies of Interpretation

by Willemien Otten
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004160698

ISBN-13: 9789004160699

Pub. Date: 08/13/2007

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This volume presents a broad variety of specifically Christian approaches to poetry and analyses modes of interpreting the Bible that are new in poetry compared with prose exegesis. Both theoretical statements on poetry by Christians and concrete poetic works from roughly 300 to 1250 AD are taken into account.  See more details below

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This volume presents a broad variety of specifically Christian approaches to poetry and analyses modes of interpreting the Bible that are new in poetry compared with prose exegesis. Both theoretical statements on poetry by Christians and concrete poetic works from roughly 300 to 1250 AD are taken into account.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004160699
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/13/2007
Series:
Vigiliae Christianae, Supplements Series, #87
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.57(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

I. THEORY
H. Westra, Augustine and Poetic Exegesis
M. Vessey, Quid facit cum Horatio Hieronymus? Christian Latin Poetry and Scriptural Poetics
M.B. Pranger, Time and the Integrity of Poetry. Ambrose and Augustine
II. INDIVIDUAL AUTHORS AND WORKS
R. P.H. Green, The Evangeliorum Libri of Juvencus: Exegesis by Stealth
J. den Boeft, Cantatur ad delectationem. Ambrose’s lyric poetry
J. Clarke, Technological Innovation and Poetical Exegesis: The Glass Lamp in Prudentius’ Cathemerinon 5
R. Chiappiniello, The Carmen ad uxorem and the genre of the epithalamium
M. Hoffmann, Principles of Structure and Unity in Latin Biblical Epic
A. Arweiler, Interpreting cultural change: Semiotics and exegesis in Dracontius’ De laudibus Dei
Ch.O. Tommasi, Exegesis by Distorting Pagan Myths in Corippus’ Epic Poetry
M. Herren, Reflections on the Meaning of the Ecloga Theoduli: Where is the Authorial Voice?
K. Smolak, Epic Poetry as Exegesis: ‘The Song of the Good War’ (Eupolemius)
W. Otten, The Poetology of Biblical Tragedy in Abelard’s Planctus
III. OVERVIEWS, COMPARISONS
A.A.R. Bastiaensen, Biblical Poetry in Latin Liturgical Texts
H. Müller, The Saint as Preacher. Remarks on a Rare Motif in Late Antique and Medieval Poetry
K. Pollmann, Poetry and Suffering: Metrical Paraphrases of Eucherius of Lyons’ Passio Acaunensium Martyrum
G. Dinkova-Bruun, Biblical Versifications from Late Antiquity to the Middle of the Thirteenth Century: History or Allegory?
Indices

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