Prudentius in two volumes / Loeb Classical Library 387/398

Loeb Classical Library 387/398, Prudentius, (Works) in two volumes. Translated by H. J. Thomson.

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  • Auteur : Prudentius.
  • Volumes : 2 volumes.
  • Binding / Reliure : original red titled cloth with fine dust jacket, cartonné avec jaquette.
  • Etat / Condition : good condition, cover and dust jacket rubbed in margins, dustjacket priceclipped / bon état, couverture et bords frottés.
  • Format : In-16 / 17 x 11 cm.
  • Pages : XVII, 401; 385, 8 pp.
  • Editeur : Cambridge, Harvard University Press / London, Heinemann.
  • Date : 1993.

    Latin and English on opposite pages. Bilingue latin et anglais.

    Prudentius (Aurelius Prudentius Clemens) was born in 348 CE, probably at Caesaraugusta (Saragossa), and lived mostly in northeastern Spain, but visited Rome between 400 and 405. His parents, presumably Christian, had him educated in literature and rhetoric. He became a barrister and at least once later on an administrator; he afterwards received some high honor from Emperor Theodosius. Prudentius was a strong Christian who admired the old pagan literature and art, especially the great Latin poets whose forms he used. He looked on the Roman achievement in history as a preparation for the coming of Christ and the triumph of a spiritual empire.

    The Loeb Classical Library edition of the poems of Prudentius is in two volumes. The first volume presents: Preface (Praefatio); The Daily Round (Liber Cathemerinon); 12 literary and attractive hymns, parts of which have been included in the Breviary and in modern hymnals; The Divinity of Christ (Apotheosis), which maintains the Trinity and attacks those who denied the distinct personal being of Christ; The Origin of Sin (Hamartigenia), attacking the separation of the “strict” God of the Old Testament from the “good” God revealed by Christ; Fight for Mansoul (Psychomachia), which describes the struggle between (Christian) virtues and (pagan) vices; and the first book of Against the Address of Symmachus (Contra Orationem Symmachi), in which pagan gods are assailed.

    The second volume contains the second book of Against the Address of Symmachus, opposing a petition for the replacement of an altar and statue of Victory; Crowns of Martyrdom (Peristephanon Liber), 14 hymns to martyrs (mostly of Spain); Lines To Be Inscribed under Scenes from History (Tituli Historiarum), 49 four-line stanzas which are inscriptions for scenes from the Bible depicted on the walls of a church; and an Epilogue.

    The Loeb Classical Library® is the only existing series of books which, through original text and English translation, gives access to all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church fathers who made particular use of pagan culture—in short, our entire classical heritage is represented here in convenient and well-printed pocket volumes in which an up-to-date text and accurate and literate English translation face each other page by page. The editors provide substantive introductions as well as essential critical and explanatory notes and selective bibliographies.

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Caractéristiques
Condition D'occasion - Bon
Langue Royaume-Uni
Illustré Non
Publicaton Date 1 janv. 1993
Année 1993
Auteur / Cartographe / Photographe Prudence
Editeur Harvard University Press
Première édition Non
Edition signée Non
Reliure signée Non
Aux armes Non
Reliure / Format Cartonné
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