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By Robert Shorrock,David Taylor

conventional and nonetheless widespread debts of overdue vintage literature draw a transparent contrast among 'pagan' and 'Christian' varieties of poetry: while Christian poetry is taken heavily in phrases its contribution to tradition and society at huge, so-called pagan or secular poetry is basically overlooked, as if it has no significant half to play in the past due old global. The fantasy of Paganism units out to deconstruct this view of 2 contrasting poetic traditions and proposes as an alternative a brand new built-in version for the certainty of overdue vintage poetry. because the ebook argues, the poet of Christ and the poet of the Muses have been drawn jointly into an lively, usually provocative, discussion in regards to the courting among Christianity and the Classical culture and, finally, in regards to the that means of overdue antiquity itself. An research of the poetry of Nonnus of Panopolis, writer of either a 'pagan' epic approximately Dionysus and a Christian translation of St John's Gospel, is helping to demonstrate this advanced dialectic among pagan and Christian voices.

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