• “The Carolingian Afterlife of the Damasan Inscriptions.” Early Medieval Europe 23.2 (2015): 129–160

    Author(s):
    Maya Maskarinec (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    Early Medieval, History, Late Antiquity, Medieval Studies
    Subject(s):
    Rome
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Pope Damasus, saints
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/akgq-rr10
    Abstract:
    This paper investigates the multiple impulses that contributed to the early medieval interest in Pope Damasus's inscriptions. In part, Damasus's verses were read as guides to Rome's martyrial topography; in part, they served as models of a classicizing Christian style. Above all, the appeal of these verses derived from their association with Damasus himself, who came to be seen as a secure mediator of the early Christian past. Concurrently, the figure of Damasus grew in stature, as a saint marked by his solicitude for the Christian community, whether living or dead.
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