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Proba the Prophet. Studies in the Christian Virgilian Cento of Faltonia Betitia Proba


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Title: Proba the Prophet. Studies in the Christian Virgilian Cento of Faltonia Betitia Proba
Authors: Schottenius Cullhed, Sigrid
E-mail: sigrid.schottenius@lir.gu.se
Issue Date: 6-Nov-2012
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion ; Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion
Date of Defence: 2012-11-30
Disputation: Fredagen den 30 november 2012, kl. 1315, Lilla hörsalen, Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria, och religion, Renströmsgatan 6, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Proba, Cento, Virgil, early Christian poetry, Bible epic, querelle des femmes, author, reception, typology, hypotextuality
Abstract: The present study aims to deepen the critical understanding of the fourth century poet Faltonia Betita Proba’s Cento and its reception, a text of considerable historical and cultural importance. Not only is it one of few extant Latin texts from antiquity by a woman writer, but it is also one of our oldest Christian Latin poems; it is an early example of cultural amalgamation of the Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman exegetical and literary traditions in that it is almost exclusively composed w... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/30272
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion

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