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Alberto Ferreiro

The volume discusses the post-New Testament Simon Magus from the era of the Church Fathers beginning with Justin Martyr to the early modern era represented in a seventeenth century Baroque relief in the Cathedral of Oviedo, Spain. Sources consulted are artistic, theological texts, historical chronicles, sermons, hagiographies, vernacular literatures, biblical commentaries, and heresiologies. Topics explored are: Traditions and Historiography; Types of Simon Magus in Anti-Gnostic sources; a comparison of the Acts of Peter and the Passions of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul; Jerome and Vincent of Lérins on Simon Magus; the Nicolaitian heresy; the Fall of Simon Magus in the Church Fathers; Simon Magus, Dogs, and Simon Peter; Simon Magus in Irish and English medieval legends; Simon Magus, Nicolas of Antioch, and Muhammad; Vincent Ferrer and the canonical and apocryphal Simon Magus; Simon Magus in the Cathedral of León, Spain; Simon Magus in the Cathedral of Oviedo, Spain; and a full bibliographical inventory- 99 entries- of Simon Magus in artistic expression. The book is illustrated with about 28 artistic reproductions. The volume contains author and subject indexes and a full bibliography of works consulted.


Sigrid Schottenius Cullhed


This chapter examines the various constructions of the fourth-century poet ‘Proba’ and their relationship to the reception of the poem. In the twentieth century the medieval and early modern representations of Faltonia Betitia Proba as a learned poet or even divinely inspired Sibyl were replaced by a general notion of her as a failed and scorned poet. Strategies to ‘save’ her were devised, and she was often presented as a mother, wife and pious Christian rather than an accomplished virtuosa. Despite the pervasive polyphonic and ambivalent qualities of her text, it was used as a source to reconstruct the feelings and intentions of the historical person.


Paul Gilliam III

In Ignatius of Antioch and the Arian Controversy, Paul R. Gilliam III contends that the legacy of the second-century martyr Ignatius of Antioch was one battleground upon which Nicene and Non-Nicene personalities fought for their understanding of the relationship of the Son to the Father. It is well-know that Ignatius’ views continued to live on into the fourth century via the long recension of his letters. Gilliam, however, shows that there was much more to Ignatius’ fourth-century presence than the Ignatian long recension.

Renaissance Encounters

Greek East and Latin West


Edited by Marina S. Brownlee and Dimitri H. Gondicas

The present volume has grown out of the conference held at Princeton University on November 12-14, 2009. Its essays explore a coherent, interrelated nexus of topics that illuminate our understanding of the cultural transactions (social, political, economic, religious and artistic) of the Greek East and Latin West: unexpected cultural appropriations and forms of resistance, continuity and change, the construction and hybridization of traditions in a wide expanse of the eastern Mediterranean. Areas that the volume addresses include the benefits and liabilities of periodization, philosophical and political exchanges, monastic syncretism between the Orthodox and Catholic faiths, issues of romance composition, and economic currency and the currency of fashion as East and West interact.
Contributors are Roderick Beaton, Peter Brown, Marina S. Brownlee, Giles Constable, Maria Evangelatou, Dimitri Gondicas, Judith Herrin, Elizabeth Jeffreys, Marc D. Lauxtermann, Stuart M. McManus, John Monfasani, Maria G. Parani, Linda Safran, Teresa Shawcross and Alan M. Stahl.


Edited by Nicole G. Discenza and Paul E. Szarmach

Eleven major scholars of the Anglo-Saxon period consider Alfred the Great, his cultural milieu, and his achievements. With revised or revived views of the Alfredian revival, the contributors help set the agenda for future work on a most challenging period. The collection features the methods of history, art history, and literature in a newer key and with an interdisciplinary view on a period that offers less evidence than inference. Major themes linking the essays include authorship, translation practice and theory, patristic influence, Continental connections, and advances in textual criticism. The Alfredian moment has always surprised scholars because of its intellectual reach and its ambition. The contributors to this collection describe how we must now understand that ambition.

Alessandro Bausi

Early Modern, and tradition of Antiquity.
 The Ethiopian studies at Hamburg University, where he almost regularly spent some time during the last twelve years, have hugely benefited from his boundless doctrine and generous contribution and dedication. He was one of the coeditors of the Encyclopaedia

Preaching in the Patristic Era

Sermons, Preachers, and Audiences in the Latin West


Edited by Anthony Dupont, Shari Boodts, Gert Partoens and Johan Leemans

Preaching in the Patristic Era. Sermons, Preachers, Audiences in the Latin West offers a state of the art of the study of the sermons of Latin Patristic authors. Parts I and II of the volume cover general topics, from the transmission of early Christian Latin sermons to iconography, from rhetoric to reflections on the impact of Latin preaching. Part III offers fourteen chapters devoted to Latin preachers such as Augustine, Gregory the Great, Maximus of Turin, and to collections of sermons, such as Arian sermons, preaching in 4th-century Spain, or sermons translated from Greek. By outlining the relevant sources, methodologies, and issues, this volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of Latin patristic preaching.
Contributors are Pauline Allen, Lisa Bailey, Andrea Bizzozzero, Shari Boodts, Andrew Cain, Nicolas De Maeyer, François Dolbeau, Jutta Dresken-Weiland, Geoffrey Dunn, Anthony Dupont, Camille Gerzaguet, Bruno Judic, Rémi Gounelle, Johan Leemans, Wendy Mayer, Robert McEachnie, Bronwen Neil, Gert Partoens, Adam Ployd, Eric Rebillard, Maureen Tilley, Sever Voicu, Clemens Weidmann and Liuwe Westra.

and Christian Polemic in Antiquity," (iii) 'Jews and Christians on the Bible," (iv) "Early Christians on Jewish Prayer," and (v) "Mediaeval and Early Modern Jewish Polemic." With excellent Indices (by D.W. Chapman). Lausberg, Heinrich, Handbook of Literary Rhetoric. A F'oundation for Literary Study

Nils Arne Pedersen

the treatise than with its language. Other parts of the introduction deal with the Syriac version; with the two translations into Latin which date back to early modern times; with the indirect transmission of text, i.e. the ancient citations from Titus in other texts; with the previous editions and

(Biblioteca di Adimantius 1), Villa Verucchio: Pazzini Editore 2004, 334 pp., ISBN 88-89198-17-6, € 30 (pb). Coudert, Allison P. and Je ff rey S. Shoulson (eds.), Hebraica Veritas? Christian Hebraists and the Study of Judaism in Early Modern Europe , Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press 2004, x + 316