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De Sodoma
(103 words)

[German version]

(167 hexameters, attributed to  Tertullianus or  Cyprianus [2] in the MSS) belongs to a group of pseudonymous biblical poems normally dated to the 5th cent. The poem comes from the same pen as  De Iona , the content of which it extends; it tells the story of Lot and Sodom's destruction following Gen. 19,1-29. The poet uses mythological and geographical motifs (particularly a comparison with the Phaeton myth and curiosities about the Dead Sea).

 Biblical poetry;  De Iona



R. Peiper, CSEL 23, 212-220.


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Roberts, Michael (Middletown, CT), “De Sodoma”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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