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Prudentius and the landscapes of late antiquity

Author: Cillian O'Hogan
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This work considers the representation of the geographical and cultural landscapes of late antiquity in the work of the Latin poet Prudentius. It argues that his use of allusion to Augustan and early imperial Latin authors presents these landscapes as being marked by the arrival of Christianity, though retaining the grandeur of the pagan past.
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Named Person: Prudentius; Prudentius; Aurelius Prudentius Clemens
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cillian O'Hogan
ISBN: 9780198749226 0198749228
OCLC Number: 938360516
Description: viii, 197 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Recent Research on Prudentius --
Geography in Late Antiquity --
Outline of the Book --
1. Reading as a Journey --
1.1. Transmission of the Peristephanon: A Brief Survey --
1.2. Technical Handbooks, Armchair Pilgrims, and Ethnography --
1.3. Book of Nature and the World as Text --
1.4. Travelling Reader --
2. Intertextual Journeys --
2.1. Travel and Experience --
2.2. Eulalia --
2.3. Hippolytus --
2.4. Cassian --
3. Urban Space and Roman History --
3.1. Early Christian Ideas about the City --
3.2. Martyr as Saviour of the City --
3.3. Community and the Martyr: Procession and Celebration --
3.4. Effacing the City: The Landscape of the Psychomachia --
4. Pastoral and Rural Spaces --
4.1. Endelechius and Christian Pastoral --
4.2. Farming and Faith in the Contra Orationem Symmachi --
4.3. Visions of Heaven --
4.4. Temple of the Soul --
5. Describing Art --
5.1. Art and Idolatry --
5.2. Problem of Interpreting Christian Art --
5.3. Ambiguous Architecture --
Conclusion --
Bibliography --
Editions of Prudentius consulted --
Editions of other authors consulted --
Modern works cited.
Responsibility: Cillian O'Hogan.

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welcome contribution to understanding Prudentius as a cultural force whose poetry was in dialogue with the realia of late antique society. * Joshua J. Hartman, Journal of Roman Studies * [O'Hogan's] Read more...

 
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