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Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry (Roald Dijkstra) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2016) 9789004298040


Title: Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry

Author: Dijkstra, Roald

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2016

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004298040

Volumes: 1; Pages: 552

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The Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry presents the first in-depth analysis of the origins of the representation of the apostles (the twelve disciples and Paul) in verse and image in the late antique Greco-Roman world (250-400). Especially in the West, the apostles are omnipresent, in particular on sarcophagi and in Biblical and martyr poetry. They primarily function as witnesses of Christ's stay on earth, but Peter and Paul are also popular saints of their own. Occasionally, the other apostles come to the fore as individual figures. Direct influence from art on poetry or vice versa appears to be difficult to trace, but principal developments of late antique society are reflected in the representation of the apostles in both media.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Early Christian Poets and the Apostles

1.1 Commodianus

1.2 Juvencus

1.3 Proba

1.4 The Hymnum dicat turba fratrum or Hymnus de Christo

1.5 Damasus

1.6 Ambrose

1.7 Claudian

1.8 Amphilochius of Iconium

1.9 Gregory of Nazianzus

1.10 Prudentius

1.11 Paulinus of Nola

1.12 The Oratio consulis Ausonii versibus rhopalicis

1.13 Synthesis: The Apostles in Early Christian Poetry 270

2 Art, Poetry and the Apostles

2.1 The Apostles and the Canon

2.2 The Apostles and Non-Canonical Traditions

2.3 Concluding Remarks

General Conclusion

Appendix 1: Overview of Canonical References to the Apostles in Art and Poetry

Appendix 2: Overview of Non-Canonical References to the Apostles in Art and Poetry

Appendix 3: Figures
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