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Satires. Eupolemius

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Description for Satires. Eupolemius Hardback. The Satires of Amarcius unrelentingly attack both secular vices and ecclesiastical abuses of the late eleventh century. The Eupolemius is a late-eleventh-century Latin epic that recasts salvation history, from Lucifer's fall through Christ's resurrection, fusing Greek and Hebrew components within a uniquely medieval framework. Translator(s): Pepin, Ronald. Series: Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library. Num Pages: 448 pages. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 209 x 144 x 27. Weight in Grams: 566.
Composed in Germany by a monastic poet steeped in classical lore and letters, the Satires of Amarcius (Sextus Amarcius Gallus Piosistratus) unrelentingly attack both secular vices and ecclesiastical abuses of the late eleventh century. The verses echo Horace and Prudentius, are laced with proverbs and polemic, and portray vividly aspects of contemporary life-the foppery of young nobles, the vainglory of the nouveaux riches, the fastidiousness of debauched gluttons. This is the first English translation of the Satires. The Eupolemius is a late-eleventh-century Latin epic that recasts salvation history, from Lucifer's fall through Christ's resurrection. The poem fuses ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Harvard University Press United States
Number of pages
448
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2011
Series
Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library
Condition
New
Weight
566g
Number of Pages
448
Place of Publication
Cambridge, Mass, United States
ISBN
9780674060029
SKU
V9780674060029
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Ronald E. Pepin is Professor Emeritus of Humanities, Capital Community College (Hartford). Jan M. Ziolkowski is Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin at Harvard University and Director of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

Reviews for Satires. Eupolemius
This ninth volume of the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library, taken as a whole, offers a fascinating glimpse at the intellectual and literary accomplishment of German monastic culture in the eleventh century. Both of the texts in the volume contain a multiplicity of styles, topics, and interpretive practices; they look back to the 'platinum Latin' of late antiquity and the early ... Read more

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