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A Respectable Gospel: The Passion 'According to Homer' in Eudocia's Homerocentones
MF School of Theology, Oslo.
2016 (English)In: Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok, ISSN 1100-2298, Vol. 81, p. 25-48Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Taking as her starting point the view that Homer’s texts may yield new meanings, Eudocia wrote a cento that brought this epic to its completion. This Christian rearranging of Homer’s text could be seen as a fulfillment of the treasures hidden in the classic text. In her work Eudocia was certainly idiosyncratic, but still she stood on the shoulders of other interpreters. As centonist she proceeded from the conviction that both canonical texts, Homer and the Bible, were in need of ameliorating, though in different ways: one (Homer) with regard to meaning and sense, and the other (the Bible) with regard to words and style. This article studies the crucifixion scene. It is shown that it is deeply embedded in a theology derived from both Genesis 2–3 and Eudocia’s reading of Odysseus’ homecoming to bring the suitors to silence.

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Uppsala: Svenska exegetiska sällskapet , 2016. Vol. 81, p. 25-48
Keywords [en]
Eudocia, Homer, cento, Iliad, Odyssey, Passion narrative, crucifixion
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Religious Studies
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New Testament Exegesis
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-313743OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-313743DiVA, id: diva2:1067958
Available from: 2017-01-23 Created: 2017-01-23 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved

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