IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1508: Reading Jerome: Theological Polemic, Literary Reception, and Legal History

Thursday 12 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Platinum Latin
Organiser:Danuta Shanzer, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein, Universität Wien
Moderator/Chair:Ralph Mathisen, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Paper 1508-aRecovering Vigilantius from the Writings of Jerome
(Language: English)
Amy Oh, Department of Classics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1508-bA Corpus of Tongues: Jerome's Use of the 'Many Mouths' Motif
(Language: English)
Angela Zielinski Kinney, Dumbarton Oaks / Department of the Classics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1508-cContextualizing Jerome, Ep. 1 and the Problem of Ordeal-by-Execution
(Language: English)
Danuta Shanzer, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein, Universität Wien
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Latin, Law, Social History
Abstract

This session will examine three different topics in works of Jerome. How to extract a demonized opponent from a satirical polemic, the Contra Vigilantium, how Jerome uses the classical motif of ‘many mouths’ and other Vergilian allusions for both literary and exegetical purposes, and how we can use Jerome to recover some of the prehistory of ordeal-by-execution.