[German version] (204 hexameters), falsely ascribed in the MSS to Hilarius of Poitiers, is dedicated to Pope Leo I (440-461). After a hymnic introduction, the largest part of the poem tells the creation story; a short conclusion reports the fall of man, the flood, and the prospects for redemption. The portrayal of nature shows the influence of Lucretius, Vergilius (esp.
Georgica) and the cosmogony in Ov. Met. 1. Biblical poetry Roberts, Michael (Middletown, CT) Bibliography Editions: R. Peiper, CSEL 23, 231-239.