Zakład Historii Starożytnej UW serdecznie zaprasza na referat "Portraying martyrs in Italy before 700: a survey of hagiography", który wygłosi dr Matthieu Pignot (Université de Namur).
Referat zostanie wygłoszony w ramach seminarium późnoantycznego, w czwartek, 6 czerwca 2018 r., o godz. 16.45, w Bibliotece Papirologii i Prawa Rzymskiego, w budynku Wydziału Prawa (Collegium Iuridicum I).
In studies of hagiography, broad horizons and perspectives are difficult to reach, because of the abundance, complexity, and variety of the evidence. Thanks to the work towards building the database the Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity (CSLA), we might however start to reach that much needed synthesis. The objective of this paper is to contribute towards this goal by surveying martyrdom accounts from Italy composed before 700 to shed light on how martyrdom was portrayed and understood in late Antiquity. After presenting Italian martyrdom accounts as a source, this paper will explore patterns concerning their transmission and diffusion in medieval manuscripts, then look in more detail at features emerging from a serial comparison of the evidence regarding types of martyrs portrayed and narrative choices made by the authors; finally, it will address the significance of rewriting practices, showing how narratives could evolve over time to fit new concerns and audiences.