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Early Christian Latin Poets : The Early Church Fathers - Carolinne White

Early Christian Latin Poets

The Early Church Fathers

Hardcover Published: 21st September 2000
ISBN: 9780415187824
Number Of Pages: 208

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Christian Latin poetry from the fourth to sixth centuries was hugely influential on English and French medieval literature. In this, the first substantial overview of this poetry, Carolinne White sets the works in their literary and historical context, including translations of over thirty poems and excerpts, many never translated into English before.

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"The translation of the poems (most, of necessity, excerpts) are quite successful... there is clearly a real need for a new anthology such as this... For students of the period, especially those with little or no Latin, this volume will provide a nice, reasonably priced introduction.." -Carl Springer, "Journal of Early Christian Studies "White translates a fresh sample of late antique Christian Latin poetry... an interesting, idiosyncratic and charming reader... Upper-division undergraduates and graduate students." -"Choice

List of abbreviationsp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Introduction
Background to the textsp. 3
Translations
Lactantiusp. 27
The Phoenixp. 28
Juvencusp. 34
Poem on the Gospels: 1.224-254; 4.428-477p. 36
Probap. 39
Cento: 580-599p. 40
Damasusp. 42
Epigram 12; Epigram 37p. 43
Ambrosep. 45
Hymns: Splendor paternae gloriae, Intende qui regis Israel, Agnes beatae virginisp. 47
Augustinep. 51
Psalm against the Donatists: 1-27, 170-194, 259-288p. 53
Paulinus of Nolap. 57
Poem 11; Poem 23.1-44, Poem 20.28-61 and 312-387, Poem 31.1-46, 199-274p. 59
Endelechiusp. 70
Ecloguep. 71
Prudentiusp. 76
Hamartigenia: 298-353, Cathemerinon 9; Psychomachia: 454-632, Peristephanon 3p. 81
Cyprian the Poetp. 99
Genesis: 25-133p. 100
Seduliusp. 105
Carmen Paschale: 1.136-159, 5.20-68 and 164-244p. 107
Prosper of Aquitainep. 113
Epigram 52; Epigram 77; Carmen de Ingratis: 945-997p. 115
Claudius Marius Victoriusp. 118
Alethia: 1.398-547, 2.13-34p. 119
Paulinus of Pellap. 127
Eucharisticos: 22-245p. 128
De Ligno Crucisp. 136
The Tree of the Crossp. 137
Orientiusp. 140
Commonitorium: 2.51-92p. 141
Dracontiusp. 143
De Laudibus Dei: 1.562-695p. 144
Avitusp. 149
De Spiritalis Historiae Gestis: 1.144-250, 2.35-116; A work of consolation to his sister Fuscina: 163-204p. 151
Aratorp. 159
Historia Apostolica: 1.1007-1076p. 161
Venantius Fortunatusp. 164
Poem 2.1; Poem 9.2.1-10, 53-87, 107-130p. 165
Glossary of metrical termsp. 169
Notesp. 172
Select bibliographyp. 183
Index of names and subjectsp. 187
Index of Biblical referencesp. 191
Index of literary worksp. 193
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ISBN: 9780415187824
ISBN-10: 0415187826
Series: The Early Church Fathers
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 21st September 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1

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