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Classicism and Christianity in Late Latin Poetry

by: Hardie, P.

Category: Sather Classical Lectures
Code: 25153
ISBN-13: 9780520295773 / 978-0-520-29577-3
ISBN-10: 0520295773 / 0-520-29577-3
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2019
Publication Place: Berkeley
Binding: Cloth
Pages: 293
Book Condition: New
Comments: Sather Classical Lectures / Joan Palevsky Imprint in Classical Literature

Classicism and Christianity in Late Antique Latin Poetry
Philip Hardie
Volume 74 in the series Sather Classical Lectures

About this book
After centuries of near silence, Latin poetry underwent a renaissance in the late fourth and fifth centuries CE evidenced in the works of key figures such as Ausonius, Claudian, Prudentius, and Paulinus of Nola. This period of resurgence marked a milestone in the reception of the classics of late Republican and early imperial poetry. In Classicism and Christianity in Late Antique Latin Poetry, Philip Hardie explores the ways in which poets writing on non-Christian and Christian subjects used the classical traditions of Latin poetry to construct their relationship with Rome?s imperial past and present, and with the by now not-so-new belief system of the state religion, Christianity. The book pays particular attention to the themes of concord and discord, the "cosmic sense" of late antiquity, novelty and renouatio, paradox and miracle, and allegory. It is also a contribution to the ongoing discussion of whether there is an identifiably late antique poetics and a late antique practice of intertextuality. Not since Michael Robert's classic The Jeweled Style has a single book had so much to teach about the enduring power of Latin poetry in late antiquity.





1. Farewells and Returns: Ausonius and Paulinus of Nola

2. Virgilian Plots: Public Ideologies and Private Journeys

3. Cosmos: Classical and Christian Universes

4. Concord and Discord: Concordia Discors

5. Innovations of Late Antiquity: Novelty and Renouatio

6. Paradox, Mirabilia, Miracles

7. Allegory

8. Mosaics and Intertextuality


General Index

Index Locorum


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Classicism and Christianity in Late Latin Poetry

by: Hardie, P.

  • ISBN-13: 9780520295773 / 978-0-520-29577-3
  • ISBN-03: 0520295773 / 0-520-29577-3
  • University of California Press, Berkeley, 2019