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Ovidiaanse kalenderpoëzie ten dienste van het christendom: De Sacri Fasti van Ambrosius Novidius Fraccus

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  • Tilke Nelis

Abstract

The Roman poet Publius Ovidius Naso (1st c. BC - 1st c. AD) is the author of a work bearing the title Fasti. This poem, a description of the Roman calendar in elegiacs, has influenced many poets throughout the ages. During the Renaissance, for example, the genre of the Neo-Latin calendar poem saw the light of day. The sixteenth-century ltalian humanist Ambrosius Novidius Fraccus belongs to this tradition with his masterpiece the Sacri Fasti, which aims to be a Christian counterpart of the ancient Fasti. A thorough analysis of a few passages from the Sacri Fasti can shed light on both the Ovidian characterand the Christian interpretation of this quite intricate work.

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Nelis, T., (2017) “Ovidiaanse kalenderpoëzie ten dienste van het christendom: De Sacri Fasti van Ambrosius Novidius Fraccus”, Handelingen - Koninklijke Zuid-Nederlandse maatschappij voor taal- en letterkunde en geschiedenis 71, p.35-47. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/kzm.v71i0.17542

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26 Jan 2017
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