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I consoli di dio: un topos poetico cristiano

Luca Mondin    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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abstract

With the conversion to Christianity in the Theodosian age, the Roman aristocracy projected their class ideology and self-representation into the conception of religious sanctity and the vision of the Afterlife. On a literary level, this gives rise to an eschatological imagery in which the holy souls are the nobility and the ‘notables’ (proceres) of the eternal res publica, they constitute the ‘heavenly senate’ (caelestis curia) seated around the throne of God, and the martyrs of Christ are given the title of ‘consuls’. This paper aims to describe the development of such images in the Christian Latin poetry of the 4th-6th centuries AD.

Pubblicato
14 Dicembre 2021
Accettato
06 Settembre 2021
Presentato
27 Luglio 2021
Lingua
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-558-2
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-557-5

Keywords: Late Latin poetryRoman aristocracyChristian literatureRoman consulateChristian Afterlife

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