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Martyrdom, literary experiment and church politics in Jerome's epistula prima, to innocentius, on the septies percussa

Steff Coppieters (UGent) , Danny Praet (UGent) , Annelies Bossu (UGent) and Maarten Taveirne (UGent)
(2014) VIGILIAE CHRISTIANAE. 68(68). p.384-408
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Jerome’s Epistula prima is a remarkably hybrid text. It contains a miraculous account of the trial and failed execution of a woman from Vercelli, who is falsely accused of adultery and eventually saved from further persecution by Jerome’s patron, Evagrius of Antioch. In our article we discuss the martyrological and novelistic elements of Jerome’s text and analyze how he related a cruel, but trivial trial with anonymous protagonists to contemporary Church politics and gave it an ascetical undertone. Furthermore we link these elements to the interests of Jerome’s intended readership. Overall, we argue that Jerome wrote the Epistula prima not only as a hyper-rhetorical showcase to advertise himself as a Christian writer or to eulogize Evagrius, but that he included subtle yet meaningful literary and ideological references in his text.
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Jerome, asceticism, Epistula prima, martyrdom, septies percussa, ancient novel, Church politics, ERCNovelSaints

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Coppieters, Steff, et al. “Martyrdom, Literary Experiment and Church Politics in Jerome’s Epistula Prima, to Innocentius, on the Septies Percussa.” VIGILIAE CHRISTIANAE, vol. 68, no. 68, 2014, pp. 384–408, doi:10.1163/15700720-12341196.
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Coppieters, S., Praet, D., Bossu, A., & Taveirne, M. (2014). Martyrdom, literary experiment and church politics in Jerome’s epistula prima, to innocentius, on the septies percussa. VIGILIAE CHRISTIANAE, 68(68), 384–408. https://doi.org/10.1163/15700720-12341196
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Coppieters, Steff, Danny Praet, Annelies Bossu, and Maarten Taveirne. 2014. “Martyrdom, Literary Experiment and Church Politics in Jerome’s Epistula Prima, to Innocentius, on the Septies Percussa.” VIGILIAE CHRISTIANAE 68 (68): 384–408. https://doi.org/10.1163/15700720-12341196.
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Coppieters, Steff, Danny Praet, Annelies Bossu, and Maarten Taveirne. 2014. “Martyrdom, Literary Experiment and Church Politics in Jerome’s Epistula Prima, to Innocentius, on the Septies Percussa.” VIGILIAE CHRISTIANAE 68 (68): 384–408. doi:10.1163/15700720-12341196.
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Coppieters S, Praet D, Bossu A, Taveirne M. Martyrdom, literary experiment and church politics in Jerome’s epistula prima, to innocentius, on the septies percussa. VIGILIAE CHRISTIANAE. 2014;68(68):384–408.
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S. Coppieters, D. Praet, A. Bossu, and M. Taveirne, “Martyrdom, literary experiment and church politics in Jerome’s epistula prima, to innocentius, on the septies percussa,” VIGILIAE CHRISTIANAE, vol. 68, no. 68, pp. 384–408, 2014.
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  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15700720-12341196}},
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