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The world of Gallic asceticism

Richard J. Goodrich

in Contextualizing Cassian: Aristocrats, Asceticism, and Reformation in Fifth-Century Gaul

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213139
eISBN:
9780191695841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213139.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines Cassian's Gallic context. It examines the strategies late antique Gallic writers employed to make an ecclesiastical career seem more plausible and palatable to an aristocratic ... More


Experiments in Epistolary Correction

Jennifer V. Ebbeler

in Disciplining Christians: Correction and Community in Augustine’s Letters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195372564
eISBN:
9780199932122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372564.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines Augustine's initial, tentative efforts to initiate corrective correspondences. Between c.391 and 395, he began to test the possibility of a corrective letter exchange with a ... More


Imitators and Innovators

Claire Stocks

in The Roman Hannibal: Remembering the Enemy in Silius Italicus' Punica

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380284
eISBN:
9781781387252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380284.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is focused on the Roman general Marcellus, discussing his role as foil to – as well as a replacement figure for – Silius’ Hannibal. In particular, the discussion centres on Marcellus’ ... More


The Gigli of Nola During Rodia’s Times

Felice Ceparano

in Sabato Rodia's Towers in Watts: Art, Migrations, Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257966
eISBN:
9780823268924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257966.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The Feast of the Gigli of Nola (Festa dei Gigli di Nola) is celebrated annually in honor of Saint Paulinus (San Paolino) on the 22nd of June in the city of Nola, Italy. During the festival, eight ... More


Spires and Towers Between Tangible, Intangible, and Contested Transnational Cultural Heritage

Katia Ballacchino

in Sabato Rodia's Towers in Watts: Art, Migrations, Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257966
eISBN:
9780823268924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257966.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the more “material” aspects of the Festa dei Gigli, a festival that has been celebrated for centuries in the town of Nola, in the Italian region of Campania. It considers ... More


End of the War and Aftermath

David J. Bettez

in Kentucky and the Great War: World War I on the Home Front

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168012
eISBN:
9780813168784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168012.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter covers the Spanish flu epidemic’s effects on the state; the Kentucky Council of Defense’s conference on state problems in March 1919; efforts to commemorate war participants in various ... More


The Letter Collection of Paulinus of Nola

Dennis Trout

in Late Antique Letter Collections: A Critical Introduction and Reference Guide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520281448
eISBN:
9780520966192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281448.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Unlike many of his contemporaries, Paulinus made no effort to copy, edit, and organize his much-admired letters, but, at some point, readers and admirers began to build collections of his letters. ... More


Cowherds and Saints: Paulinus of Nola Carmen 18

Philip Hardie

in Complex Inferiorities: The Poetics of the Weaker Voice in Latin Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198814061
eISBN:
9780191851711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814061.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The volume’s final chapter follows the one that precedes it in continuing to address the challenge of reconciling the grandeur of classical yet pagan writings, notably Vergil’s canonical epic, and ... More


Conclusion

Petros Bouras-Vallianatos

in Innovation in Byzantine Medicine: The Writings of John Zacharias Aktouarios (c.1275-c.1330)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198850687
eISBN:
9780191885631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850687.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

The last chapter aims to sum up the main findings from the study of John’s works, as detailed in previous chapters. In particular, it highlights John’s original contributions to medicine in the ... More


In Praise of the Wax Candle: Augustine the Poet and Late Latin Literature

Gillian Clark

in The Poetics of Late Latin Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199355631
eISBN:
9780199355655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355631.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Three lines survive from Augustine’s poem in praise of the wax candle. This chapter takes them as the starting point for considering his changing views on poetry. It asks why he did not quote poets ... More


Polymetry in Late Latin Poems: Some Observations on Its Meaning and Functions

Franca Ela consolino

in The Poetics of Late Latin Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199355631
eISBN:
9780199355655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355631.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Latin poetic output of Late Antiquity contains, in addition to polymetric collections, polymetric poems that combine different meters in a single work. Focusing on this particular development of ... More


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