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Poems to Friends

Poems to Friends - 10 edition

Poems to Friends - 10 edition

ISBN13: 9781603841863

ISBN10: 1603841865

Poems to Friends by Venantius Fortunatus - ISBN 9781603841863
Edition: 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co.
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Poems to Friends by Venantius Fortunatus - ISBN 9781603841863

ISBN13: 9781603841863

ISBN10: 1603841865

Edition: 10

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Summary

Owing to the rich storehouse of information they contain, the poetry of Venantius Fortunatus (c. 535-600 C.E.) has long been mined as a historical source for Merovingian society, a focus that has tended to overshadow an appreciation of the poems' literary qualities. This volume, offering free-verse translations of Fortunatus' personal poetry, remains faithful to the historical sweep of the poet's lines while paying attention to the literary qualities that make these poems masterpieces of their kind. The volume includes and overview of late antique Gaul, Fortunatus' biography, interpretations of the poems, prosopographical introductions, maps, bibliography, and indices.