Venantius Fortunatus: a Latin poet in Merovingian Gaul

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Clarendon Press, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 234 pages
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A major Latin poet writing in the latter half of the sixth century, Venantius Fortunatus was a key figure in adapting and developing the literary tradition, influencing not only his contemporaries but also succeeding generations of writers. During his time, Fortunatus wrote for some central political and ecclesiastical figures, his verse playing not only a personal role in events of national and international significance, but also providing a vivid glimpse into the lives and characters of his various patrons. The first major study of the poet, this book illuminates all aspects of Fortunatus's work and the society in which he lived.

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Abbreviations ix
Genealogical Table of the Merovingian Royal Family xii

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