Posted on


BMCR reviews Marc Mastrangelo’s The Roman Self in Late Antiquity: Prudentius and the Poetics of the Soul. According to the review, Mastrangelo argues that “Prudentius has never been given his due” and that lack of recognition for Christian poets in general goes back to Eusebius, whose Church History excludes poets. (Unappreciated. Alas.)

Also at BMCR, we get acquainted with Becoming Byzantine: Children and Childhood in Byzantium, edited by Arietta Papaconstantinou and Alice-Mary Talbot. There have been several fascinating titles on childhood in antiquity; and readers of this blog seem to harbor a special interest in the subject. I’ve posted on it here and here.