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Christiad (Hardcover)

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Marco Girolamo Vida (1485-1566), humanist and bishop, came to prominence as a Latin poet in the Rome of Leo X and Clement VII. It was Leo who commissioned his famous epic, the "Christiad, " a retelling of the life of Christ in the style of Vergil, which was eventually published in 1535. It was by far the most popular Christian epic of the Renaissance, appearing in almost forty editions before 1600. It was translated into many languages, including Croatian and Armenian, and was widely imitated by vernacular poets such as Abraham Cowley and John Milton. This translation, accompanied by extensive notes, is based on a new edition of the Latin text.

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Publisher Harvard Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780674034082
SKU 210188165
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0674034082
Release Date 5/1/2009
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0464
Publisher Harvard University Press
Series Part 39
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