Das Syisum Der XII Sapientes

Das Syisum Der XII Sapientes : Kommenatr Unde Verfasserfrage

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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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  • Hardback | 504 pages
  • 160 x 233.7 x 33mm | 861.84g
  • De Gruyter
  • Walter de Gruyter & Co
  • Berlin, Germany
  • German
  • Reprint 2013 ed.
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 3110170590
  • 9783110170597

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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"

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About Anne Friedrich

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

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