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Irish Vernacular Influence on the Earliest Medieval Welsh Literature

Patrick Sims‐Williams

in Irish Influence on Medieval Welsh Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588657
eISBN:
9780191595431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588657.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter argues that solid evidence of Irish influence on Welsh literature starts with the ninth‐century ‘brain drain’ of Irish scholars. The discussion covers the Cambridge Juvencus manuscript, ... More


“O Roman, Spare this God!”: Pilate’s Innocence in Christian Tradition

David Lloyd Dusenbury

in The Innocence of Pontius Pilate: How the Roman Trial of Jesus Shaped History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197602799
eISBN:
9780197610893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197602799.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the dominant tradition of Christian epic poetry, Pilate’s judgement of Jesus is not explained by his brute political calculations. Rather, Pilate is literally conquered by Caiaphas and his Judaean ... More


Prudentius and the Late Classical Biblical Epics of Juvencus, Proba, Sedulius, Arator, and Avitus

Ad Putter

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the works of Prudentius and the tradition of late classical biblical epic exemplified by the poets Juvencus, Proba, Sedulius, Arator, and Avitus, with particular reference to ... More


Celebrating Christ

Mark Edwards

in Religions of the Constantinian Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199687725
eISBN:
9780191815034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687725.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 12 moves from biblical hermeneutics to the representation of Christ himself both as an object of faith and as a historical figure. Analysis of Eusebius’ Demonstration of the Gospel shows that ... More


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