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Poetry and exegesis in premodern Latin Christianity : the encounter between classical and Christian strategies of interpretation / edited by Willemien Otten & Karla Pollmann.

Otten, Willemien. (Added Author). Pollmann, Karla. (Added Author).
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Subject: Bible > Criticism, interpretation, etc. > History > Early church, ca. 30-600.
Bible > Critique, interprétation, etc. > Histoire > ca 30-600 (Église primitive)
Christian poetry, Latin > History and criticism.
Christian literature, Early > Latin authors > History and criticism.
Christian poetry, Early > History and criticism.
Christianity and literature > Rome.
Christianity and culture > History > Early church, ca. 30-600.
Poésie chrétienne latine > Histoire et critique.
Littérature chrétienne primitive > Auteurs latins > Histoire et critique.
Poésie chrétienne primitive > Histoire et critique.
Christianisme et littérature > Rome.
Christianisme et civilisation > Histoire > ca 30-600 (Église primitive)
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9789047421320
  • ISBN: 9047421329
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 360 pages).
  • Publisher: Leiden ; Brill, 2007.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Augustine and poetic exegesis / H.J. Westra -- Quid facit cum Horatio Hieronymus? : Christian Latin poetry and scriptural poetics / M. Vessey -- Time and the integrity of poetry : Ambrose and Augustine / M.B. Prager -- The Evangeliorum libri of Juvencus : exegesis by stealth? / R.P.H. Green -- Cantatur ad delectationem : Ambrose's lyric poetry / J.den Boeft -- Technological innovation and poetical exegesis : the glass lamp in Prudentius' Cathemerinon 5 / J. Clarke -- Te Carmen ad uxorem and the genre of the epithalamium / R. Chiappiniello -- Principles of structure and unity in Latin Biblical epic / M. Hoffmann -- Interpreting cultural change : semiotics and exegesis in Dracontius' De laudibus Dei / A. Arweiler -- Exegesis by distorting pagan myths in Corippus' epic poetry / Ch. O. Tommasi Moreschini -- Reflections on the meaning of the Ecloga Theoduli : where is the authorial voice? / M. Herren -- Epic poetry as exegesis : "The song of the good war" (Eupolemius) / K. Smolak -- The poetics of Biblical tragedy in Abelard's Planctus / W. Otten -- Biblical poetry in Latin liturgical texts / A.A.R. Bastiaensen -- The saint as preacher : remarks on a rare motif in late antique and medieval poetry / H. Müller -- Poetry and suffering : metrical paraphrases of Eucherius of Lyons' Passio Acaunensium martyrum / K. Pollmann -- Biblical versifications from late antiquity to the middle of the thirteenth century : history or allegory? / G. Dinkova-Bruun.
Summary: Presents a variety of specifically Christian approaches to poetry and analyses modes of interpreting the Bible that are new in poetry compared with prose exegesis. This collection examines specimens of Christian poetry from "Juvencus" (the first biblical epicist shortly after 300) up to the thirteenth century.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Action Note: digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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