The Shadows of Poetry

The Shadows of Poetry

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Imperial ceremony was a vital form of self-expression for late antique society. Sabine MacCormack examines the ceremonies of imperial arrivals, funerals, and coronations from the late third to the late sixth centuries A.D., as manifest in the official literature and art of the time. Her study offers us new insights into the exercise of power and into the social, political, and cultural significance of religious change during the Christianization of the Roman world.Vergil in the Mind of Augustine Sabine MacCormack ... and why Augustine read and remembered Vergil has continued to hold my attention for so long precisely because it does not allow simple answers. ... possible directions of future work.

Title:The Shadows of Poetry
Author:Sabine MacCormack
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 1998


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