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dc.contributor.advisorTrout, Dennis E., 1953-eng
dc.contributor.authorCollier, David Andreweng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 28, 2008)eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionLatin text with English translation.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Classical studies.eng
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents the text of Book One of the Evangeliorum libri IV of Juvencus with a facing English translation. This fourth-century poem of 3,200 hexameters and four books is one of the least studied Latin epics and the first example of so-called "biblical" epic from Late Antiquity. It presents a harmony of the Gospel story, beginning with the birth of John the Baptist and ending with the resurrection of Jesus, and frames it between an epic poem and epilogue.The introduction to the translation examines important details of the life of the poet and the poem's style and context, and also synthesizes previous scholarship on Juvencus. Throughout it emphasizes the importance of classical epic in Juvencus' poem and employs the epic tradition as a key to interpretation. Also included are an appendix on the manuscript tradition of the Evangeliorum libri IV and extensive notes to the translation that detail allusions to classical authors. As the first English translation of this poem, this thesis can serve as an introduction to this emerging field of scholarship on poetry in Late Antiquity, and also highlights several important larger problems, such as the relationship between Christianity and the classical world in poetry and the challenge of defining genre in a period when classical standards are changing and evolving.eng
dc.identifier.merlin.b6459323xeng
dc.identifier.oclc244572212eng
dc.identifier.otherCollierD-050808-T10101eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/5784eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2008 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2008 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshJuvencus, Caius Vettius Aquilinus. -- Evangeliorum libri quattuoreng
dc.subject.lcshEpic poetry, Latin -- Translations into Englisheng
dc.titleNam mihi carmen erit Christi vitalia gesta: book one of the Evangeliorum libri iv of Juvencus and the evolution of Latin epic in late antiquityeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineClassical studies (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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