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The Shadow of Creusa : Negotiating Fictionality in Late Antique Latin Literature.

Author: Anders Cullhed; Michael Knight, (Translator)
Publisher: Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, 2015.
Series: Beiträge zur Altertumskunde.
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Anders Cullhed's studyexplores the early Christian confrontation with pagan culture as a remote anticipation of many later clashes between religious orthodoxy and literary fictionality. After a careful survey of Saint Augustine's long drawn-out farewell to ancient myth and poetry, Cullhed examines other Late Antique dismissals as well as appropriations of the classical heritage. Thus, The Shadow of Creusa elucidates  Read more...
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Cullhed, Anders.
Shadow of Creusa : Negotiating Fictionality in Late Antique Latin Literature.
Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anders Cullhed; Michael Knight, (Translator)
ISBN: 9783110310948 3110310945
OCLC Number: 908517371
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (725 pages).
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; I In the World of Make-Believe; Preliminary Remarks; 1 Fictionality: Theoretical Considerations; And All for Nothing! For Hecuba!; Avatars of Fiction, Then and Now; 2 Fictionality: Historical Circumstances; The Ancient Quarrel (Greece); The Fictional Contract (Rome); The Cobweb and the Rainbow (Plutarch); 3 Late Antiquity; Periodization; The Issue of Truth; The Shadow of Creusa; II Augustine: A Restless Farewell. Renouncing Ficta in Late Antiquity; Preliminary Remarks; 1 At the Window in Ostia; Plotinian/Pauline Raptus; The Speech of the Heart. Ineffability2 Recycling the Classics; Weeping for Dido; The Liberal Arts; The Wounds of Imagination; 3 The Figures of the Spirit; The Speech of Creation; The Bible: Tropes and Mysteries; The Fact of Allegory; 4 In the Heat of the Battle; Orthodoxy and Heresy; The Illusions of Culture; 5 "Set me free, O God, from that multitude of speech"; III Oblique Speech: Implementations of Allegory in Late Roman Learned Culture; Preliminary Remarks; 1 Lactantius: Christian Eloquence; Pious infiltration; Veiled Figuration; 2 Servius: The Grammarian's Gaze; Allegorical Sense; Poetic Licence. 3 Macrobius: Narratio fabulosaThe Saturnalia; The Commentary on the Dream of Scipio; 4 Martianus Capella: A Hopeless Mess; Fabulous Festivities; Showy Fiction, Naked Learning; 5 Fulgentius: Mythographer and Mythoclast; A Surprise Visit; The Flirtatious Muse; Adorning Greece; 6 Boethius: The Maieutics of Consolation; Philosophy Sets the Tone; The Wings of Imagination; The Limits of Imagination; IV Poeta Christianus: From Ficta to Facta in Early Christian Poetry; Preliminary Remarks; 1 The Foam of Style; 2 Paulinus and Proba: "A Greater Order"; The Lyre of Nola; The Female Vates. 3 Prudentius: Dreams and Demons4 Biblical Epic Poetry: The Orthodoxy of Paraphrase; Juvencus: The Pioneer; Sedulius: The Food of Poetry; Avitus: Non-Fiction; Arator: Documenta; V Epilogue: Ecclesia Triumphans. Fiction and Figuration on the Threshold of the Middle Ages; Preliminary Remarks; 1 The Old Dreams; 2 The New Library; 3 The Glory of the Mirror; Appendix: Original Quotations; Bibliography; Primary Sources; Secondary Sources; Index.
Series Title: Beiträge zur Altertumskunde.
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