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Prudentius
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(Aurelius P. Clemens; 348/349 Spain – after 405), often called the Christian Virgil or Horace, since he was among the first to use classical meter to articulate Christian theological doctrines, often very complex, making him probably the greatest and most innovative Christian poets of Late Antiquity. His works include the lyric cycles Cathemerinon liber [Book of hours] and Peristephanon liber [Book of the martyrs’ crowns], the two didactic poems in hexameters “Apotheosis” [Deification] and “Hamartigenia” [The Origin of sin], and the Psychomachia [The Struggle …

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Pollmann, Karla, “Prudentius”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024726>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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