Transition of the narrative of the Bible, especially in the Gaulish and Germanic lands. Consider
the changed emphasis in Avitus, If you like, compare to the Heliand,
the Anglo-Saxon Genesis,
and Carolingian poets as described in Raby. What are the main
themes? Do the interests of Ildefonsus of Toledo and Isidore
of Seville show themselves here? Consider specifically the role of Eve in the Fall.
What role did the
reform of literary culture play in these new interpretations of Scripture? How did
authors ensure orthodoxy while bringing the Word of God into conformity with aesthetic expectations? In other words, how did they imagine Truth and Beauty to coincide?
Bibliography for figura paper.
Roger P. H. Green, Latin Epics of the New Testament (Oxford, 2006).