Biblical Stylization in the Greek and Latin Acta martyrum and Passiones from Late Antiquity (4th - 6th centuries)

01 January 2010 → 31 December 2015
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Evolutionary biology
    • General biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Social medical sciences
hagiography (Late) Antiquity cult of the martyra Middle Ages Allusion Early Christianity Greek literature History of religion Latin literature Literary studies
Project description

A corpus of about 250 Late Antique Aca martyrum & Passiones is being examined for their Biblical stylization: from explicit quotations to implicit allusions. This analysis reveals how the stylization constitutes a hagiographical discourse, which both underpins the continuing validity of the Biblical order in the post-Biblocal world, an dshows an idealized image of perfect Chrtistianity.