La Judit (1574) is an epic poem by the French Protestant poet Guillaume Salluste Du Bartas (1544-1590) that borrows its subject from the deuterocanonical Book of Judith. It recounts the widow Judith’s successful assassination of Nebuchadnezzar’s viceroy Holofernes, an act which delivers the people of her town Bethulia from Holofernes’ army.
Maynard, Katherine. "La Judit". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 October 2012
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