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The Roman self in late antiquity : Prudentius and the poetics of the soul

Author: Marc Mastrangelo
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Roman Self in Late Antiquity' situates Prudentius within a broad intellectual, political, and literary context of fourth century Rome. The study challenges the view that poetry in the fourth century played a subordinate role to patristic prose in forging Christian Roman identity.
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Mastrangelo, Marc.
Roman self in late antiquity.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608428238
Named Person: Prudentius; Virgil; Aurelius Prudentius Clemens
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Mastrangelo
ISBN: 9780801887222 0801887224
OCLC Number: 144570831
Description: viii, 259 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: An epic successor? : Prudentius, Aeneid 6 and Roman epic tradition --
Christian history and the narrative of Rome --
Christian theology and the making of allegory --
Pagan philosophy and the making of allegory --
Epilogue. Self, poetry, and literary history in Prudentius.
Responsibility: Marc Mastrangelo.
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This book persuasively re-evaluates Prudentius as a poet who effectively reshaped the reader's awareness of Christian self in relation to the wider Christian community... Students of Late Antiquity Read more...

 
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