The Resource The Gospel 'according to Homer and Virgil' : cento and canon, by Karl Olav Sandnes

The Gospel 'according to Homer and Virgil' : cento and canon, by Karl Olav Sandnes

Label
The Gospel 'according to Homer and Virgil' : cento and canon
Title
The Gospel 'according to Homer and Virgil'
Title remainder
cento and canon
Statement of responsibility
by Karl Olav Sandnes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
809.1/9382
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1077
LC item number
.S195 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Supplements to Novum Testamentum
Series volume
v. 138
Label
The Gospel 'according to Homer and Virgil' : cento and canon, by Karl Olav Sandnes
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-259) and indexes
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the context of the study -- The rhetorical context of biblical epics -- Why imitate classical texts? -- What is a cento? -- Faltonia Betitia Proba : the gospel "according to Virgil" -- Eudocia Athenais : the gospel "according to Homer" -- Summary
Control code
ocn727944830
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 280 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004194427
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)727944830
  • pebcs9004194428

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