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The humblest sparrow : the poetry of Venantius Fortunatus, Michael Roberts

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The humblest sparrow : the poetry of Venantius Fortunatus
Title
The humblest sparrow
Title remainder
the poetry of Venantius Fortunatus
Statement of responsibility
Michael Roberts
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Humblest Sparrow is a superbly illuminating study of one of the major Latin poets of late antiquity. Every chapter is marked by a thorough, accurate, and up to date knowledge of the historical and material setting of the Merovingian upper classes. As a deep treatment of Fortunatus' poetry, this book will surely appeal to readers with a serious interest in the Latin verse of late antiquity."--William Klingshirn, Catholic University of America In The Humblest Sparrow, Michael Roberts illuminates the poetry of the sixth-century bishop and poet Venantius Fortunatus. Often regarded as an important transitional figure, Fortunatus wrote poetry that is seen to bridge the late classical and earlier medieval periods. Written in Latin, his poems combined the influences of classical Latin poets with a medieval tone, giving him a special place in literary history. Yet while interest has been growing in the early Merovingian period, and while the writing of Fortunatus' patron Gregory of Tours has been well studied, Fortunatus himself has often been neglected. This neglect is remedied by this in-depth study, which will appeal to scholars of late antique, early Christian, and medieval Latin poetry. Roberts divides Fortunatus' poetry into three main groups: poetry of praise, hagiographical poetry, and personal poetry. In addition to providing a general survey, Roberts discusses in detail many individual poems and proposes a number of theses on the nature, function, relation to social and linguistic context, and survival of Fortunatus' poetry, as well as the image of the poet created by his work. Michael Roberts is Robert Rich Professor of Latin at Wesleyan University. Jacket illustration: L. Alma Tadema, Venantius Fortunatus Reading his Poems to Radegonda VI AD 555. (Courtesy of Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum.) Also of Interest Abandoned Women: Rewriting the Classics in Dante, Boccaccio, and Chaucer, by Suzanne Hagedorn The Augustinian Epic, Petrarch to Milton, by J. Christopher Warner Early Modern Autobiography: Theories, Genres, Practices, edited by Ronald Bedford, Lloyd Davis, and Philippa Kelly
Cataloging source
CDX
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1947 September 16-
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Roberts, Michael
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Fortunatus, Venantius Honorius Clementianus
  • Fortunatus, Venantius Honorius Clementianus
  • Christian poetry, Latin
  • Christianity and literature
  • POETRY
  • HISTORY
  • Christian poetry, Latin
  • Christianity and literature
  • Rome (Empire)
Label
The humblest sparrow : the poetry of Venantius Fortunatus, Michael Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-346) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Windows of order : the epitaph made new -- Strategies of praising : metaphors of eminence -- Strategies of praising : bishops and ceremonies -- Situating the saints, narrating the saints, imagining Martin -- To absent friends : verse correspondence and personal poetry
Control code
ocn643805566
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 364 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472025206
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 259757
  • 22573/ctt1d3khst
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)643805566
Label
The humblest sparrow : the poetry of Venantius Fortunatus, Michael Roberts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-346) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Windows of order : the epitaph made new -- Strategies of praising : metaphors of eminence -- Strategies of praising : bishops and ceremonies -- Situating the saints, narrating the saints, imagining Martin -- To absent friends : verse correspondence and personal poetry
Control code
ocn643805566
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 364 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472025206
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 259757
  • 22573/ctt1d3khst
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)643805566

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