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This quantity investigates quite a few exegetical probabilities in Christian Latin poetry in the course of past due Antiquity and the center a while. within the Latin West poetry was once ordinarily 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 almost certainly corrupting the soul. consequently, Christians at first had reservations approximately this style and believed it to be incompatible with Christian worship, literacy and highbrow job. In perform, in spite of the fact that, types of particularly Christian poetry built from the top 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 legitimate philological foundation.

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