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Sedulius, The Paschal Song and Hymns
Springer, Carl P. E.

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013 pp. xliiv + 279. $36.95

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Description: This is the first complete English translation of the poetic works of Sedulius, a Christian Latin poet of late antiquity whose biblical epic and hymns were enormously popular during the Middle Ages and the early modern period. The introduction places the poet and his works into his historical and literary contexts, followed by the Latin text of Seduliusís poetic works with English translation on facing pages. Notes on linguistic and historical matters are designed to help the reader with little or no Latin and only some familiarity with Seduliusís classical and biblical sources. Appendices supply texts and translations of incidental related materials, including Seduliusís dedicatory letters; biographical notices, subscriptions, and laudatory poems associated with Seduliusís works in the manuscript tradition; and representative excerpts from Seduliusís own prose paraphrase of the Paschale Carmen. The volume includes a bibliography and index.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Early Christian Literature, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Latin, Literary Approaches, Poetics

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Review by Jade Weimer
Published 8/25/2015
Citation: Jade Weimer, review of Carl P. E. Springer, Sedulius, The Paschal Song and Hymns, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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