Das Syisum Der XII Sapientes: Kommenatr Unde Verfasserfrage

Das Syisum Der XII Sapientes: Kommenatr Unde Verfasserfrage

Hardback TEXTE UND KOMMENTARE Language: German

By (author) Anne Friedrich


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  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter & Co
  • Format: Hardback | 504 pages
  • Language: German
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 234mm x 33mm | 862g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Berlin
  • ISBN 10: 3110170590
  • ISBN 13: 9783110170597
  • Edition statement: Reprint 2013 ed.
  • Illustrations note: , black & white illustrations

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The "Carmina XII sapientum" is a corpus of inscriptions from late classical antiquity which was widely received in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It consists of 12 cycles of 12 poems, each cycle with a different theme. The titles of the manuscripts name twelve scholars as the authors. This study provides a detailed critical commentary on the individual elements of the corpus, dealing with all its textual, linguistic, stylistic and content-related aspects. The commentary on each cycle is preceded by a historical treatment of the motifs. In the process, the author reaches a new interpretation of this collection of epigrams. She presents it as a jocular work in the ancient literary tradition of the symposium; it was produced at the turn of the 4th century AD by a rhetorically skilled author already versed in Christian discourses, probably by the rhetor and later Christian apologist Lactantius.

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Die Autorin ist Preistragerin des Bruno-Snell-Preises 2001. "

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"[...], dass F. mit der umfassenden Kommentierung und literarischen Wurdigung der Carmina XII sapientum einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Erweiterung unserer Kenntnis spatantiker Dichtung geleistet hat. Das verdient Dank und Anerkennung."Eberhard Heck in: Jahrbuch fur Antike u. Christentum 5/2007"