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Author Prudentius, 348- author

Title Prudentius' Crown of martyrs = Liber peristephanon / translated by Len Krisak ; with introduction and notes by Joseph Pucci
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020


Description 1 online resource (viii, 171 pages)
Series Routledge later Latin poetry
Routledge later Latin poetry.
Summary Prudentius' Crown of Martyrs offers an English translation, with introduction and commentary, of the Liber Peristephanon, Prudentius' vivid collection of lyric hymns in honor of Christian martyrs. To render Prudentius' metrically varied lines for twenty-first-century readers, Len Krisak relies on the inherent iambic nature of English. The introduction offers insight into social, political, and literary features of the fourth century, the life of Prudentius, the poet's other works, his Latinity and mastery of ancient meters, and the manuscript tradition and the reception of Prudentius in the Middle Ages and beyond. Given Prudentius' central place in the history of Latin poetry, this translation is a welcome resource for general readers interested in Western literary history. It will also find a home with scholarly audiences working on Late Antique and Early Christian literature and culture, in a wide variety of college classrooms and in academic libraries
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Len Krisak is the author of five books of poetry, Midland (1999), Fugitive Child (1999), Even as We Speak (2000), If Anything (2004), and Afterimage (2014); and of translations of Horace (Odes of Horace, 2006), Virgil (Virgil's Eclogues, 2010), Ovid (Ovid's Erotic Poems, 2014), and Rilke (Rilke's New Poems, 2015). Among many honors, he is the recipient of the Robert Penn Warren Prize, the Richard Wilbur Award, and the Robert Frost Prize. His work has appeared widely in numerous venues, including Commonweal, Raritan, The Sewanee Review, The Hudson Review, Classical Outlook, and The Weekly Standard. He has taught at Brandeis University, Northeastern University, and Stonehill College (all in the US) and in 1995 was a four-time champion on Jeopardy!
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 01, 2020)
Subject Christian martyrs -- Poetry -- Early works to 1800
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Christian martyrs
Genre/Form Early works
Form Electronic book
Author Krisak, Len, 1948- translator.
Pucci, Joseph Michael, 1957- editor.
LC no. 2019019000
ISBN 9781351136945
Other Titles Peristephanon. English
Liber peristephanon