This book takes a thematic approach to the poetry of the late Latin poet Prudentius, focusing in particular on his descriptions of the geographical and cultural landscapes of late antiquity. The book includes study of Prudentius’ early readers, allusion (both to the Bible and to Augustan Latin poetry), the civic purpose of some of the poems, pastoral and bucolic, and ekphrasis. The introduction outlines the structure of the book and the main arguments pursued. It also contains a survey of recent scholarship on Prudentius and on late antique literary culture, with particular attention being paid to research on literary geography in late antiquity.
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