By J. W. Binns
This quantity, supplying an perception into the literary global of Rome within the fourth century advert, displays an elevated curiosity within the writers of the one hundred fifty years prior to the cave in of the Western Empire, who've lengthy been over-shadowed through the pre-eminence accorded because the eighteenth century to the Golden and Silver a while.
Among the writers tested are Ausonius, the poet, Imperial authentic and train to Gratian; Claudian, the final significant ‘classical’ poet; Prudentius, and Paulinus of Nola, of the founders of Christian Latin poetry; Symmachus, the letter author and supporter of die-hard paganism; and St. Augustine, whose effect on Christian suggestion and the center a while is incalculable. those essays examine how such writers spoke back to an international the place energy used to be ebbing from the previous different types of political lifestyles, faith and literature, giving technique to new associations, modes of lifestyles and horizons of mirrored image.
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