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Author Prudentius, 348- author.

Title Prudentius' Hymns for hours and seasons : the Liber Cathemerinon
Published New York : Routledge, [2015]


Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge Later Latin Poetry
Routledge later Latin poetry.
Contents Introduction -- I. Life of Prudentius -- II. Poetic works -- III. Liber Cathemerinon IV. Historical context -- V. Literary context -- VI. Were these hymns intended to be sung? -- VII. Language and style -- VIII. Metre and prosoy -- IX. Reception and influence -- X. Manuscripts and text -- XI. The translation and notes -- The hymns -- 1. Hymn at cock-crow -- 2. Morning hym -- 3. Hymn before a meal -- 4. Hymn after a meal -- 5. Hymn at the lighting of the lamp -- 6. Hymn before sleep -- 7. Hymn for those who fast -- 8. Hymn after fasting
9. Hymn for every hour -- 10. Hymn for the burial of the dead -- 11. Hymn for Christmas Day -- 12. Hymn for Epiphany -- Notes -- Cath. 1 -- Cath. 2 -- Cath. 3 -- Cath. 4 -- Cath. 5 -- Cath. 6 -- Cath. 7 -- Cath. 8 -- Cath. 9 -- Cath. 10 -- Cath. 11 -- Cath. 12 -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary Combining faithfulness to the Latin with sensitivity to Prudentius' poetic qualities, Nicholas Richardson offers a precise yet creative verse translation of a major work by one of the most important Christian Latin poets of late antiquity. Prudentius' Hymns for Hours and Seasons provides readers with a wealth of material, which sets the life and output of this poet in its historical, religious and literary context, outlines manuscript and editorial details, discusses metrics and Latinity, and also gives a sense of the individual hymns of the Cathemerinon. Richardson's fresh translation allows readers unfamiliar with Latin to understand and interpret the poems, as well as offering those who know Latin a nearly line-by-line translation. The notes illuminate both the literary and religious aspects of these hymns; this commentary, along with the introduction and translated text, provides students and scholars alike with a comprehensive volume on one of the key works of later Latin poetry -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Prudentius, 348- -- Translations into English
Prudentius, 348-
Hymns, Latin -- Translations into English
Hymns, Latin.
Genre/Form Translations.
Form Electronic book
Author Richardson, N. J. (Nicholas James), translator, editor.
ISBN 9781317500568
Other Titles Cathemerinon. English
Hymns for hours and seasons
Liber Cathemerinon