Homeric Centones. Encounter of the pagan and Christian traditions Cover Image

Modlitwa Chrystusa w Centonach homeryckich
Homeric Centones. Encounter of the pagan and Christian traditions

Author(s): Dariusz Piasecki
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Cultural history, Ancient World
Published by: Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II - Instytut Filologii Klasycznej
Keywords: Homer; Illiad; Odyssey; The Bible; Gospel; cento; paraphrase; prayer

Summary/Abstract: The article brings up the matter of Jesus’ prayer in Homeric Centos. The works, which were written in the fifth century AD, are a connection of The Bible with Homer’s works Illiad and Odyssey. There are some questions because of the fact that Homeric Centos were constructed on the basis of the text of Homeric lyric, and they are: Is the prayer of Christ in Gospels something exceptional, or is it similar to the ones of the hero of Troy? Is there anything specific in this particular prayer, which failed to be portrayed in the language of Homeric lyric? Is it possible to equate Christian religion’s prayer to the prayer of the ancien Greek religion?

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 201-210
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish