Free Websites at Nation2.com


Total Visits: 2787
Days Linked by Song : Prudentius' Cathemerinon ebook

Days Linked by Song : Prudentius' Cathemerinon by Professor of Latin Gerard O'Daly

Days Linked by Song : Prudentius' Cathemerinon
---------------------------------------------------------------
Author: Professor of Latin Gerard O'Daly
Page Count: 432 pages
Published Date: 13 Jul 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Country: Oxford, United Kingdom
Language: English
ISBN: 9780199263950
Download Link: Days Linked by Song Prudentius' Cathemerinon
---------------------------------------------------------------


Prudentius is often considered the greatest Latin poet of late antiquity. In this volume, O'Daly looks at Prudentius' lyric poems, the Cathemerinon, Poems for the Day, which were published early in the fifth century AD. Reflecting the religious concerns of the increasingly Christianized western Roman Empire in the age of the emperor Theodosius and Ambrose of Milan, the Cathemerinon are above all the writings of a private person, and of the ways in which his religious beliefs colour his everyday life. They speak of bird-song and morning light, they are about about the taking of food, about lighting lamps as dark sets in, and about the night's sleep. Rich in biblical themes and narratives, images and symbols (including paradise and the Fall, Exodus, Jonah, Daniel, and the Magi), they also celebrate Christ's miracles and the feasts of Christmas and Epiphany. However, while they exploit the themes of the Bible, they are also written in the classical metres of Latin poetry and make use of its vocabulary and metaphors. They achieve a remarkable creative tension between the two worlds that determined Prudentius' culture: the beliefs and practices, sacred books, and doctrines of Christianity; and the traditions, poetry, and ideas of the Greeks and Romans. A good part of the attractiveness of these poems comes from the interplay between these two worlds. The volume includes the Latin texts, English translations, and critical essays on each of the twelve poems.

Read online Days Linked by Song : Prudentius' Cathemerinon Buy and read online Days Linked by Song : Prudentius' Cathemerinon Download Days Linked by Song : Prudentius' Cathemerinon ebook, pdf, djvu, epub, mobi, fb2, zip, rar, torrent Download to iPad/iPhone/iOS, B&N nook Days Linked by Song : Prudentius' Cathemerinon ebook, pdf, djvu, epub, mobi, fb2, zip, rar, torrent

More files:

If I Can Move Mountains, I Can Move Rainbows download pdf
Download A Textbook for the Study of Harmony (1906)
IM TB TM T A RE FINANCE downloadPDF, EPUB, MOBI
Download PDF, EPUB, Kindle Fatigue Damage, Crack Growth and Life Prediction
Download PDF, EPUB, Kindle Primary Sources, Historical Collections : Recollections of the Druses of the Lebanon, and Notes on Their Religion, with a Foreword by T. S. Wentworth
apple keyboard command for paste
Nartananirnaya of Sri Pandrika Vitthala book
crack vb decompiler lite 9.2
download-ebook-incidents-and-international-relations-people-power-and-personalities