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Author Rose, Paula Johanna, 1968-

Title A commentary on Augustine's De cura pro mortuis gerenda : rhetoric in practice / by Paula J. Rose
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013
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Series Amsterdam studies in classical philology ; v. 20
Amsterdam studies in classical philology ; 20
Contents Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. Works of Reference; 2. Books of the Bible; Preliminary Remarks; The Aim of This Commentary; The Structure of the Commentary; The Lemmata; The Author of De cura pro mortuis gerenda; Late Latin; The Text Edition by Zycha; Division of the Text into Chapters and Sections; Prose Rhythm; PART ONE. GENERAL INTRODUCTION; Chapter One. Epistolary Friendship; 1.1. Augustine's Life at the Time of Writing De cura pro mortuis gerenda; 1.1.1. Death and Burial in Augustine's Inner Circle; 1.1.2. Changing Aspirations; 1.1.3. A Network of Writing Friends
1.2. The Dating of De cura pro mortuis gerenda1.3. Paulinus of Nola; 1.3.1. Life of Paulinus; 1.3.2. Paulinus' Correspondence with Alypius and Augustine; 1.4. Lady Flora; 1.4.1. Possible Family Relations; 1.4.2. Social Background; 1.4.3. Geographical Background; Chapter Two. Death, Burial and the Hereafter in Augustine's Works; 2.1. A 'Topography' of the Hereafter: Metaphors of Space; 2.1.1. An Afterlife in Two Stages; 2.1.2. Conceptions of an Undivided Afterlife; 2.1.3. The Martyrs in Paradise; 2.2. Tools for the Living: Prayers, the Eucharist and the Giving of Alms
2.2.1. Commemoration of the Deceased: Three Augustinian Sources2.2.2. Commemoration Rituals and the Church as the Body of Christ; 2.2.3. Commemoration Prayers; 2.2.4. The Giving of Alms as an Alternative to Commemoration Meals; 2.3. Depositio ad sanctos; 2.3.1. The Saints and Their Power; 2.3.2. Great Expectations; 2.3.3. Different Views on the 'Making of Martyrs'; Chapter Three. The Structure of De cura pro mortuis gerenda; 3.1. Current Views; 3.1.1. The Relation between the Two Main Parts of the Treatise; 3.1.2. The Main Theme of the Treatise: Problems and Views
3. Possible Influence from Tusculanae Disputationes 1Section 2.3; Section 2.4; Section 3.5; Burial ad sanctos: Interaction between Place and Prayer; Introduction to Sections 4.6-5.7; 1. Care for the Place of Burial; 2. The Relation between Soul and Body; 3. Refrigerium interim; Section 4.6; Section 5.7; Attachment to the Body versus Care for the Soul; Introduction to Sections 6.8-9.11; 1. Martyrdom: Overcoming the Attachment to One's Own Body; 2. The Story of the Two Prophets in IIIRg. 13; 3. The Story of IIIRg. 13 in Other Texts by Augustine; 4. God Allowing Evil; Section 6.8; Section 7.9
3.2. Towards a New Interpretation3.3. Textual Coherence and Rhetorical Strategies; 3.3.1. Method of Analysis: A Mixed Literary-Linguistic Approach; 3.3.2. Scriptural References Used as a Rhetorical Device; 3.3.3. De cura pro mortuis gerenda: A Survey of the Argumentative Structure; PART TWO. COMMENTARY; What Is the Usefulness of Burial ad sanctos?; Introduction to Sections 1.1-1.3; Section 1.1; Section 1.2; Section 1.3; Worst-Case Scenario: No Burial at All; Introduction to Sections 2.3-3.5; 1. Between Virgil and Luke; 2. Putting the Value of Burial into Perspective
Summary This study demonstrates that Augustine's De cura pro mortuis gerenda forms a well-composed unity of narrative and argument. It combines an analysis of the argumentative structure with a philological commentary, situating the text in its cultural-historical context
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430. De cura pro mortuis.
Burial -- Early works to 1800
Dead -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- Early works to 1800
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Early works to 1800
Dead -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Funeral rites and ceremonies.
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Eschatology.
Genre/Form Early works.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004251286