La fuga in Egitto, la distruzione degli idoli, la conversione di Afrodisio (Rosvita, «Maria» 692-862)

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Abstract

[automatically translated] In this paper we present a brief analysis of vv. 692-862 of "Mary", the first of the poems of hagiographic Rosvita of Gandersheim containing the narration of the episodes related to the flight to Egypt of the Holy Family, the destruction of pagan idols arrival of Mary, Joseph and Jesus in the temple of the city Egyptian Sotine, and the sudden conversion of Afrodisio, governor of the same city. The poem was inspired by the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew, who Rosvita follows with remarkable fidelity, operating, basically, a true "diversification" of the model. In the second part of the text provides some considerations on the theme of "conversion" in the work of Rosvita and some hagiographic reasons detectable within the poem analyzed.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)23-31
Number of pages9
JournalMEDIAEVAL SOPHIA
Volume10
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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