“Narrating the Saints: Paulinus of Nola and the Beginning of Verse Hagiography.”

Michael Roberts, Robert Rich Professor Emeritus Wesleyan University

 

“Prof. Roberts will explore the Natalicia (Birthday Poems) of Paulinus of Nola, written in a continuous sequence between the years 395 and 407 for the annual festival of St. Felix of Nola. They constitute a remarkable, extremely varied cycle of verses. Among other claims to fame they were the first written for a non-martyred saint and the first to versify a saint’s miracles.

 

Wednesday, October 16
HLMS 211 at 5:00 PM

Michael Roberts

 

“Prof. Roberts will explore the Natalicia (Birthday Poems) of Paulinus of Nola, written in a continuous sequence between the years 395 and 407 for the annual festival of St. Felix of Nola. They constitute a remarkable, extremely varied cycle of verses. Among other claims to fame they were the first written for a non-martyred saint and the first to versify a saint’s miracles.