The Gospel 'according to Homer and Virgil'

The Gospel 'according to Homer and Virgil'

Cento and Canon

eBook - 2011
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In the fourth century C.E. some Christians paraphrased the stories about Jesus' life in the style of classical epics. Imitating the genre of centos, they stitched together lines taken either from Homer (Greek) or Virgil (Latin). They thus created new texts out of the classical epics, while they still remained fully within the confines of their style and vocabulary. It is the aim of this study to put these attempts into a historical and rhetorical context. Why did some Christians rewrite the Gospel stories in this way, and what came out of this? On the basis of these Christian centos, it is nat.
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
ISBN: 9789004194427
9004194428
9789004187184
9004187189
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 280 pages)

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