Entries from May 2010

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Heavenly Food (Prudentius, Psychomachia Pref. 29-44)

Here is Brendan Boston reading a section from the iambic preface that Prudentius wrote to his hexameter mini-epic, the Psychomachia, composed around AD 400. It is a fine example of the allegorical interpretation of the Bible that was such an important  feature of ancient and medieval exegesis.  For more on the fascinating allegorical approach of […]

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

The Peaceful Heart (Prudentius, Psychomachia 779-784)

Here is a recording by Amy Hall of a lovely passage from near the end of Psychomachia (or “Battle within the Soul”), written around AD 400 by the Spanish-born Latin poet Aurelius Prudentius Clemens (whom you may now befriend on Facebook). Psychomachia 770-784 Amy Hall pax plenum Virtutis opus, pax summa laborum, pax belli exacti pretium […]