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100 1  Pollmann, Karla. 
245 14 The baptized muse :|bearly Christian poetry as cultural 
       authority /|cKarla Pollmann. 
250    First edition. 
260    Oxford :|bOxford University Press,|c2017. 
264  4 |c©2017 
300    1 online resource (vii, 269 pages) 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
500    Translated from the German. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-257) and 
       index. 
505 00 |tIntroduction: How to Approach Early Christian Poetry; 
       State of research; Approaches and perspetives of the 
       chapters; Outlook; --|tPart I: The Poetics of Authority in
       Early Christian Poetry; --|t1: Tradition and Innovation: 
       The Transformation of Classical Literary Genres in 
       Christian Late Antiquity; --|tWhy Do We Need Literary 
       Genres at All?; --|tClassification of Literary Genres; --
       |tWhich Came First-The Hen or the Egg?; --|tEarly 
       Christianity and Culture; --|tEarly Christianity and 
       Literature.-- Theoretical Justifications for Christians 
       Using Pagan Literature and Learning and Producing 
       Literature Themselves --|tThe Fight for Cultural Hegemony:
       Typology of Five Formal Possibilities for Dealing with 
       Surrounding Cultural `Productś; --|tTypology of Five 
       Possibilities; --|tSeamless Continuation; --|t(Partial) 
       Erasure, Iconoclasm, damnatio memoriae; --|tAbrupt 
       Juxtaposition; --|tChresis orthe or usus iustus; 
       Innovations: Beyond the Past; --|tConclusions; --|t2: --
       |tThe Test Case of Epic Poetry in Late Antiquity; --
       |tIntroduction; Five Types of Epic; --|tMythological Epic:
       Dracontius, Medea|r(Romulea 10), (Pagan) --|tPanegyric 
       Epic: Claudian, De Bello Gildonico --|tAllegorical Epic: 
       Prudentius, Psychomachy; --|tBiblical Epic: Avitus, De 
       Spiritalis Historiae Gestis; --|tHagiographical Epic: 
       Venantius Fortunatus, Vita S. Martini; --|tConclusions; --
       |t3: Reappropriation and Disavowal: Pagan and Christian 
       Authorities in Cassiodorus and Venantius Fortunatus; --
       |tPreliminary Remarks; --|tReappropriation: Cassiodorus; -
       -|tChristianizing Pagan Erudition; Cassiodorus --|tCanon 
       of Authorities; The Authority of the Bible; The Authority 
       of Orthodox Ecclesiastical Writers; The Authority of the 
       Pagan Liberal Arts; --|tDisavowal: Venantius Fortunatus --
       |t.Venantius and the Authority of Genre --|tPagan and 
       Christian Role Models in Venantius Poetry and Prose; The 
       Poet as Mediator of Tradition; Conclusion; --|tPart II: 
       Christian Authority and Poetic Succession; --|t4: Sex and 
       Salvation in the Vergilian Cento of the Fourth Century; --
       |tTheory; --|tSex: Ausonius, Cento nuptialis; --
       |tSalvation: Proba, Cento; --|tConclusion; --|tAppendix; -
       -|r(1) --|tJuvencus, Evangeliorum Libri 3.97-109; 124-6; -
       -|t(2) Proba, Cento 531-61; --|t5: Versifying 
       Authoritative Prose: Poetical Paraphrases of Eucherius of 
       Lyon by Venantius Fortunatus, Walafrid Strabo, and 
       Sigebert of Gembloux; --|tIntroduction.-- General 
       Comparison --|tIndividual Aspects; --|tVenantius 
       Fortunatus; --|tWalafrid Strabo; --|tSigebert of Gembloux;
       --|tConclusions; --|tAppendix; --|g1.|tVenantius 
       Fortunatus, carm. 2.14; --|g2.|tWalafrid Strabo, carm. 21;
       3. --|tSigebert von Gembloux, Passio Sanctorum Thebeorum 
       2.651-789; --|t6: Jesus Christ and Dionysus: Rewriting 
       Euripides in the Byzantine Cento Christus Patiens; --
       |tPart III: Poetic Authority in Rivalling Cultural and 
       Theological Discourses; --|t7: Culture as Curse or 
       Blessing? Prudentius and Avitus on the Origins of Culture;
       --|tPreliminary Remarks; --|tPrudentius, Against 
       Symmachus; --|tAvitus, De spiritalis historiae gestis. --
       |tConclusion. 
520    A collection of Pollmann's previously-published essays on 
       early Christian poetry, most newly-translated from German 
       and all updated and corrected. It is a genre that has 
       tended to be overlooked by both Classicists and Patristics
       scholars and this collection will rectify that. "With the 
       rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire increasing 
       numbers of educated people converted to this new belief. 
       As Christianity did not have its own educational 
       institutions the issue of how to harmonize pagan education
       and Christian convictions became increasingly pressing. 
       Especially classical poetry, the staple diet of pagan 
       education, was considered to be morally corrupting (due to
       its deceitful mythological content) and damaging for the 
       salvation of the soul (because of the false gods it 
       advocated). But Christianity recoiled from an unqualified 
       anti-intellectual attitude, while at the same time the 
       experiment of creating an idiosyncratic form of genuinely 
       Christian poetry failed (the sole exception being the poet
       Commodianus). In The Baptized Muse: Early Christian Poetry
       as Cultural Authority, Karla Pollmann argues that, instead,
       Christian poets made creative use of the classical 
       literary tradition, and - in addition to blending it with 
       Judaeo-Christian biblical exegesis exploited poetry's 
       special ability of enhancing communicative effectiveness 
       and impact through aesthetic means. Pollman explores these
       strategies through a close analysis of a wide range of 
       Christian, and for comparison partly also pagan, writers 
       mainly from the fourth to sixth centuries. She reveals 
       that early Christianity was not a hermetically sealed 
       uniform body, but displays a rich spectrum of 
       possibilities in dealing with the past and a willingness 
       to engage with and adapt the surrounding culture(s), 
       thereby developing diverse and changing responses to 
       historical challenges. By demonstrating throughout that 
       authority is a key in understanding the long denigrated 
       and misunderstood early Christian poets, this book reaches
       the ground-breaking conclusion that early Christian poetry
       is an art form that gains its justification by adding 
       cultural authority to Christianity. Thus, in a wider sense
       it engages with the recently developed interdisciplinary 
       scholarly interest in aspects of religion as cultural 
       phenomena"--|cProvided by publisher. 
546    Includes Latin text. 
588 0  Derived from Print version record. 
590    Oxford University Press|bOxford University Press Open 
       Access Books 
650  0 Christian poetry. 
650  0 Christian poetry, Latin|xHistory and criticism. 
650  7 Christian Churches and denominations.|2bicssc 
650  7 Christianity.|2bicssc 
650  7 Classical texts New.|2bicssc 
650  7 Humanities.|2bicssc 
650  7 Literature and literary studies.|2bicssc 
650  7 Religion and beliefs.|2bicssc 
650  7 The Early Church.|2bicssc 
650  7 POETRY|xAncient, Classical & Medieval.|2bisacsh 
650  7 Christian poetry.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00859372 
650  7 Christian poetry, Latin.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00859448 
655  4 Electronic books. 
655  7 Criticism, interpretation, etc.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411635 
776 08 |iPrint version:|aPollmann, Karla.|tBaptized Muse : Early 
       Christian Poetry as Cultural Authority.|dOxford : OUP 
       Oxford, ©2017 
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