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Latin Epics of the New Testament: Juvencus, Sedulius, Arator

Roger P. H. Green

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284573
eISBN:
9780191713804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284573.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The topic of the book is three Christian epic poets of Late Antiquity who, though somewhat neglected in modern times, are notable in many ways, especially in their aim of harnessing the tradition of ... More


Figuring It Out

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/9780801442223.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the structure of the Hamartigenia. The poem appears in the manuscripts under a Greek title and features a preface written in a different meter—iambic preface followed by a ... More


The Origins of Roman Theomachy: Lucretius and Vergil

Pramit Chaudhuri

in The War with God: Theomachy in Roman Imperial Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199993383
eISBN:
9780190204990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993383.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the place of Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura and Vergil’s Aeneid in the development of the Roman representation of theomachy. By presenting his philosophical hero, Epicurus, as a ... More


Theomachy and the Limits of Epic: Capaneus in Statius’ Thebaid

Pramit Chaudhuri

in The War with God: Theomachy in Roman Imperial Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199993383
eISBN:
9780190204990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993383.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter argues that Statius uses the figure of the theomach Capaneus to scrutinise the theology of the Thebaid and of the epic tradition. It focuses on the two main appearances of the hero, his ... More


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