Iohannis or De Bellis Lebycis of Flavius Cresconius Corippus

Iohannis or De Bellis Lebycis of Flavius Cresconius Corippus

Hardback Studies in Classics, V. 7

By (author) Flavius Cresconius Corippus, Translated by George W. Shea


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  • Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 232 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 234mm x 18mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 1 November 1998
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0773482423
  • ISBN 13: 9780773482425
  • Illustrations note: notes, bibliography

Product description

Offers a translation of a poem by a sixth century African poet, based on a 1970 Cambridge text of the poem. An introduction focuses first on Corippus' treatment of the historical material and the strategy of the Emperor Justinian, and then on his role as apologist for the Empire and the problems this presented, and on his performance as poet and propagandist. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Table of contents

Introduction - the author; historical background; Corippus as Imperial Apologist; adaption of classical rhetorical techniques; Corippus' poetic achievement. Translation.