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L'Inno al mare della Passio Fabii

Piredda, Anna Maria Giacinta (2010) L'Inno al mare della Passio Fabii. Paideia, Vol. 65 , p. 307-323. ISSN 0030-9435. Article.

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The Passio Fabii is about the martyrdom of uexillifer Fabius and was composed in the first years of the fifth century, by an anonymous hagiographer of Mauretania Caesariensis. In the ninth and tenth chapter of the hagiographical text there is an account of the miraculous recomposition and restitution of Fabius’ corpse, made by the sea. To this natural element, which is a visible expression of God, the hagiographer raises a thanksgiving hymn in prose. Particularly elaborated in its style, the piece presents hymnody characteristics, both classical and patristic biblical. The hymn allows the hagiographer to expound in a concise way the principles of faith and to convey them to a culturally heterogeneous audience through suauitas of poetic prose.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:7245
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Passio Fabii, uexillifer Fabius
Subjects:Area 10 - Scienze dell'antichità, filologico-letterarie e storico-artistiche > L-FIL-LET/06 Letteratura cristiana antica
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze umanistiche e dell'antichità
Publisher:Editrice Paideia
ISSN:0030-9435
Deposited On:20 Mar 2012 10:20

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