By Dennis E. Trout
This research bargains a complete reconsideration of the lifestyles and literary works of Paulinus of Nola (ca. 352-431), a Roman senator who renounced his political profession and secular way of life to develop into a monk, bishop, impresario of a saint's cult, and admired Christian poet. Dennis Trout considers the entire historic fabrics and sleek remark on Paulinus, and likewise delves into archaeological and historic resources to light up many of the settings during which we see this past due historic guy at paintings. This brilliant historic biography strains Paulinus's highbrow and religious trip and even as explores many aspects of the overdue old Roman world.In addition to filling out the main points of Paulinus's lifestyles at Nola, Trout appears extensive at Paulinus earlier than his ascetic conversion, offering a brand new overview of this formative interval to raised comprehend Paulinus's next value in the influential ascetic and ecclesiastical circles of his age. Trout additionally highlights Paulinus's position within the swirl of rebellions and heresies of the time, within the pagan revival of the 390s, and particularly within the improvement of a brand new style of Christian poetry. And, he examines anew Paulinus's relationships with such figures as Jerome, Rufinus, and Augustine. Trout totally explores the complexity of a determine who has too frequently been simplified and offers new insights into the kaleidoscopic personality of the age during which he lived.