Free Download Anna Lefteratou, "The Homeric Centos: Homer and the Bible Interwoven "
English | ISBN: 0197666558 | 2023 | 328 pages | EPUB, PDF | 2 MB + 26 MB
The Homeric Centos, a poem that is Homeric in style and biblical in theme, is a dramatic illustration of the creative cultural and religious dialogue between Classical Antiquity and Christianity taking place in the Roman Empire during the fifth century CE. The text is attributed to Eudocia, empress and poet, who died in exile in the Holy Land ca. 460. With lines drawn verbatim from Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, the poem begins with the Creation and Fall and ends with Jesus’ Resurrection and Ascension. In this blend of Homeric style and Christian themes, there are also echoes of Classical and classicising literature, stretching from Homer and drama to imperial literature. Equally prominent are echoes of earlier Christian canonical and apocryphal works, verse models, and theological works.