This quantity investigates numerous exegetical chances in Christian Latin poetry in the course of overdue Antiquity and the center a while. within the Latin West poetry was once almost always linked to the robust pagan culture of writers like Vergil and Ovid, and through many poetry was once thought of to inform lies and supply mere leisure possibly corrupting the soul. for that reason, Christians in the beginning had reservations approximately this style and believed it to be incompatible with Christian worship, literacy and highbrow task. In perform, in spite of the fact that, different types of in particular Christian poetry constructed from the tip of the 3rd century onwards; theoretical reconciliations have been constructed round four hundred A.D. This assortment examines specimens of Christian poetry from Juvencus (the first biblical epicist almost immediately after three hundred) as much as the 13th century. Its specific usefulness lies within the blend of literary conception and hermeneutics, shut readings of the texts and new readings on a valid philological foundation.
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