Aurelius Prudentius, Peristephanon [Crowns of Martyrdom]

Thomas Tsartsidis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
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Peristephanon

is a collection of 14 poems of various lengths and metres on mainly Roman and Spanish martyrs, written by the Latin Christian poet Aurelius Prudentius Clemens (348-after 404/5 AD). More specifically, the poems and the martyrs or subjects they are referring to are as follows:

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. 1 – Emeterius and Chelidonius;

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. 2 – Lawrence;

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. 3 – Eulalia;

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. 4 – 18 martyrs of Zaragoza;

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. 5 – Vincent;

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. 6 – Fructuosus, Augurius and Eulogius;

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. 7 – Quirinus;

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. 8 – a baptistery in Calahorra;

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. 9 – Cassian;

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. 10 – Romanus;

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. 11 – Hippolytus;

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. 12 – apostles Peter and Paul;

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. 13 – Cyprian;

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. 14 – Agnes.

Most of the poems of the Peristephanon have a tripartite structure, consisting of an

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Citation: Tsartsidis, Thomas. "Peristephanon". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 May 2019 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=38881, accessed 15 July 2024.]

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