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Days Linked by Song: Prudentius' Cathemerinon

Gerard O'Daly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199263950
eISBN:
9780191741364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263950.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Prudentius is arguably the greatest Latin poet of late antiquity. This book provides the Latin text, a new English verse translation, and critical reviews on each of his twelve lyric poems, the ... More


Afterlife

Gerard O'Daly

in Days Linked by Song: Prudentius' Cathemerinon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199263950
eISBN:
9780191741364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263950.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter gives a brief survey of Prudentius reception from the late fifth to the twentieth centuries.


The Origin of Sin: An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"

Aurelius Prudentius Clemens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801442223
eISBN:
9780801463051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801442223.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Aurelius Prudentius Clemens (348–c.406) is one of the great Christian Latin writers of late antiquity. He wrote poetry that was deeply influenced by classical writers and in the process he revived ... More


The Space that Remains: Reading of Latin Poetry in Late Antiquity

Aaron Pelttari

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452765
eISBN:
9780801455001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452765.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

When we think of Roman Poetry, the names most likely to come to mind are Vergil, Horace, and Ovid, who flourished during the age of Augustus. The genius of Imperial poets such as Juvenal, Martial, ... More


Introduction

Gerard O'Daly

in Days Linked by Song: Prudentius' Cathemerinon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199263950
eISBN:
9780191741364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263950.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter discusses the evidence for Prudentius' career against the background of the increasingly Christianized Roman empire of the late fourth and early fifth centuries ad. The ... More


Prudentius and the Landscapes of Late Antiquity

Cillian O'Hogan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198749226
eISBN:
9780191813412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749226.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book takes a thematic approach to the poetry of the late Latin poet Prudentius, focusing in particular on his descriptions of the geographical and cultural landscapes of late antiquity. It is ... More


Conclusion

Cillian O’Hogan

in Prudentius and the Landscapes of Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198749226
eISBN:
9780191813412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749226.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The conclusion provides a brief and succinct summary of the main themes, arguments, and findings of the book. The first two chapters explored the theme of travel in Prudentius’ poetry, from the view ... More


Introduction: Late Antique Poetry and the Figure of the Reader

Aaron Pelttari

in The Space that Remains: Reading of Latin Poetry in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452765
eISBN:
9780801455001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452765.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter discusses the figure of the reader in poetry of late antiquity. Poets in late antiquity came to describe their material as needing interpretation, recovery, and activation. ... More


Open Texts and Layers of Meaning

Aaron Pelttari

in The Space that Remains: Reading of Latin Poetry in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452765
eISBN:
9780801455001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452765.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter applies Umberto Eco's idea of an open text to a series of late antique poems. The figural poetry of Optatianus Porphyrius, the allegorical Psychomachia of Prudentius, and the sixteen ... More


Introduction

Prudentius

in The Origin of Sin: An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801442223
eISBN:
9780801463051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801442223.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter briefly examines how, in the Hamartigenia, Aurelius Prudentius Clemens pursued a number of interrelated themes: orthodoxy and heresy, similitude and difference, ... More


Writing in Chains

Prudentius

in The Origin of Sin: An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801442223
eISBN:
9780801463051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801442223.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores new dimensions of Aurelius Prudentius Clemens' Hamartigenia through a focus on ornaments and figures—textual devices that delighted late antique readers but which tend to be ... More


Seeking Hidden Truth

Prudentius

in The Origin of Sin: An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801442223
eISBN:
9780801463051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801442223.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that by guiding readers toward the Hamartigenia's correct interpretation through personification allegory in the poem's preface that contains typological allegory, Aurelius ... More


Falling into Language

Prudentius

in The Origin of Sin: An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801442223
eISBN:
9780801463051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801442223.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents Marcion's poem, which introduced God as the one responsible for evil. Aurelius Prudentius Clemens wrote a counteroffensive on this insidious concept in a segment of the ... More


Signs of Woe

Prudentius

in The Origin of Sin: An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801442223
eISBN:
9780801463051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801442223.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses how the Hamartigeniaplaces Eve offstage in the narrative of the origin of sin, thus deviating from the literary tradition that highlighted the part of Eve in the story. She ... More


A Phenomenological Reduction: Allegory in Prudentius' Psychomachia

Brenda Machosky

in Structures of Appearing: Allegory and the Work of Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242849
eISBN:
9780823242887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242849.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

About the same time that Augustine developed a method for allegorically interpreting obscure biblical passages and connecting the old dispensation to the new, the poet Prudentius created a narrative ... More


Chapter Four“I Am Crucified in Christ” (Galatians 2:20): The Kitzingen Crucifixion Miniature and Visions of the Apostle Paul

Felice Lifshitz

in Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia: A Study of Manuscript Transmission and Monastic Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256877
eISBN:
9780823261420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256877.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the famous full page crucifixion miniature in Würzburg, Universitätsbibliothek M.p.th.f. 69 in relation to the text it was intended to introduce, namely, the letters of St. ... More


Culture as Curse or Blessing? Prudentius and Avitus on the Origins of Culture

Karla Pollmann

in The Baptized Muse: Early Christian Poetry as Cultural Authority

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198726487
eISBN:
9780191793295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726487.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Literature

The theories about the origins of culture discussed in this chapter are instances of a way of systematically thinking about the nature of culture that was developed in classical times, either in ... More


Introduction

Cillian O’Hogan

in Prudentius and the Landscapes of Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198749226
eISBN:
9780191813412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749226.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book takes a thematic approach to the poetry of the late Latin poet Prudentius, focusing in particular on his descriptions of the geographical and cultural landscapes of late antiquity. The book ... More


The Capitol and the Legends of the Saints

Jason Moralee

in Rome's Holy Mountain: The Capitoline Hill in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190492274
eISBN:
9780190492298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492274.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 7 examines how dozens of martyr acts composed beginning in the fifth century turned the Capitol into a site of Christian resistance. In these pious fictions, rejection of a fantasy Capitol ... More


Jerusalem in Rome

Galit Noga-Banai

in Sacred Stimulus: Jerusalem in the Visual Christianization of Rome

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190874650
eISBN:
9780190874681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190874650.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter is about representations of contemporary constructions of earthly Christian Jerusalem in fifth-century Rome. Once the apostolic history of Rome had become visible in the city, and Rome ... More


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