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By Paula Hershkowitz

This booklet offers an cutting edge method of the Hispano-Roman Christian poet Prudentius and his poetry. it's a leap forward in Prudentian scholarship which unifies the differing disciplines of background, archaeology, literature and artwork historical past in arguing that Prudentius and his envisaged Spanish viewers can't be totally understood in isolation from their setting in overdue fourth- and early fifth-century Spain. Paula Hershkowitz specializes in Prudentius' Peristephanon, his number of verses celebrating the deaths of martyrs, and locations those poems in the context of Prudentius' international, uniquely utilizing fabric, visible and textual is still as facts for its spiritual, social and cultural affiliations. It additionally attracts in this fabric facts to contextualise Prudentius' information of the importance of the visible as a way of selling ideals opposed to the heritage of this important formative interval in spiritual heritage while lots of his Spanish viewers weren't but absolutely devoted to the Christian faith.

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