By Catherine M. Chin

Between the years 350 and 500 a wide physique of Latin artes grammaticae emerged, academic texts outlining the research of Latin grammar and trying a scientific dialogue of right Latin utilization. those texts—the so much whole of that are attributed to Donatus, Charisius, Servius, Diomedes, Pompeius, and Priscian—have lengthy been studied as files within the heritage of linguistic thought and literary scholarship. In Grammar and Christianity within the past due Roman World, Catherine Chin as an alternative unearths inside of them a chance to probe the connections among non secular ideology and literary tradition within the later Roman Empire.

To Chin, the creation and use of those texts performed a decisive function either within the development of a pre-Christian classical tradition and within the development of Christianity as a non secular entity certain to a spiritual textual content. In exploring topics of utopian writing, pedagogical violence, and the narration of the self, the e-book describes the a number of methods literary schooling contributed to the concept the Roman Empire and its population have been in a position to changing from one tradition to a different, from classical to Christian. The examine therefore reexamines the tensions among those idealized cultures in antiquity by means of suggesting that, on a literary point, they have been produced concurrently via examining and writing recommendations that have been universal around the empire.

In bringing jointly and reevaluating basic themes from the fields of spiritual reviews, classics, schooling, and literary feedback, Grammar and Christianity within the overdue Roman World deals readers from those disciplines the chance to re-examine the elemental stipulations less than which religions and cultures interact.

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