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## A translation of Claudian’s De tertio consulatu Honorii Augusti and De quarto consulatu Honorii Augusti with a Commentary and Preface

### Martyna Petry

#### Abstract

My doctoral dissertation focuses on two political and panegyrical poems composed by the poet of the Late Antiquity, Claudius Claudianus. I have chosen the poems which, as far as I know, have not yet been translated into Polish, that is: “Panegirycus de tertio consulatu Honorii Augusti,” and “Panegyricus de quarto consulatu Honorii Augusti.” My dissertation consists of two main parts: preface and translation with notes. In the first chapter I study the figure of the poet and recipients or listeners of his works. Another historical figure not to be overlooked, if one considers the works of Claudian, is Flavius Stilicho, patron of the poet and protector of juvenile son of emperor Theodosius the Great, Honorius. In the light of further political activity of the poet’s patron, I scrutinize two chosen panegyrics as courtly and political poems in the second chapter. The third chapter of my dissertation examines two chosen panegyrics within the wider literary context. I try also to highlight the main aesthetic trends in late Antiquity. What merits consideration in this context is also a study of analogies between prose panegyrics composed in earlier periods, allusions to related literary works and the whole range of epic motives, topoi, for a long time preserved and used by the poet. Many reminiscences in the later poetry indicate that the panegyrics of Claudian were widely read in the following periods, primarily in the Renaissance. Remarks concerning a form of the presented translation and the general principles adopted in the translation process end the whole introduction, and also the first part of my dissertation.
Record ID
UAMa974b3e9cbc2492da34c24eddd2a460c
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Martyna Petry Martyna Petry,, Undefined Affiliation
Title in Polish
Klaudiusz Klaudian: De tertio consulatu Honorii Augusti, De quarto consulatu Honorii Augusti. Wstęp, przekład i komentarz
Title in English
A translation of Claudian’s De tertio consulatu Honorii Augusti and De quarto consulatu Honorii Augusti with a Commentary and Preface
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology (SNoJiL/WFPiK/FoPaCP)
Discipline
literary studies / (humanities) / (humanities)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
1.5 literary studies
Status
Finished
Defense Date
28-09-2018
Title date
28-09-2018
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/23912 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
Claudian, panegyrics, political poetry, translation
Abstract in English
My doctoral dissertation focuses on two political and panegyrical poems composed by the poet of the Late Antiquity, Claudius Claudianus. I have chosen the poems which, as far as I know, have not yet been translated into Polish, that is: “Panegirycus de tertio consulatu Honorii Augusti,” and “Panegyricus de quarto consulatu Honorii Augusti.” My dissertation consists of two main parts: preface and translation with notes. In the first chapter I study the figure of the poet and recipients or listeners of his works. Another historical figure not to be overlooked, if one considers the works of Claudian, is Flavius Stilicho, patron of the poet and protector of juvenile son of emperor Theodosius the Great, Honorius. In the light of further political activity of the poet’s patron, I scrutinize two chosen panegyrics as courtly and political poems in the second chapter. The third chapter of my dissertation examines two chosen panegyrics within the wider literary context. I try also to highlight the main aesthetic trends in late Antiquity. What merits consideration in this context is also a study of analogies between prose panegyrics composed in earlier periods, allusions to related literary works and the whole range of epic motives, topoi, for a long time preserved and used by the poet. Many reminiscences in the later poetry indicate that the panegyrics of Claudian were widely read in the following periods, primarily in the Renaissance. Remarks concerning a form of the presented translation and the general principles adopted in the translation process end the whole introduction, and also the first part of my dissertation.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAMa974b3e9cbc2492da34c24eddd2a460c/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAMa974b3e9cbc2492da34c24eddd2a460c

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