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Latin Epics of the New Testament: Juvencus, Sedulius, Arator

Roger P. H. Green


The topic of the book is three Christian epic poets of Late Antiquity who, though somewhat neglected in modern times, are notable in many ways, especially in their aim of harnessing the tradition of classical Latin epic to the task of presenting the New Testament to the learned readers, whether they be Christian believers or curious enquirers, perhaps put off by the style of Bible translations. This triad were pioneers in their time but their works would soon become staple ingredients of the medieval curriculum. The book carefully introduces each author, setting them in their own contexts and ... More

Keywords: Christian epic, Latin epic, Late Antiquity, New Testament, theology, translation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199284573
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284573.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger P. H. Green, author
Professor of Humanity, University of Glasgow
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