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Roberts, Michael 1947 September 16-

Overview
Works: 12 works in 71 publications in 2 languages and 3,298 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Records and correspondence  Humor  Poetry  Laudatory poetry  Romances  Paraphrases 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
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Most widely held works by Michael Roberts
The jeweled style : poetry and poetics in late antiquity by Michael Roberts( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work offers a new approach to the Latin poetry of late antiquity, one centering on an aesthetic quality common to both the literature and the art of the period--the polychrome patterning of words and phrases or of colors and shapes. In the author's view, the writer or artist of this period works as a jeweler, carefully setting compositional units in a geometric framework, consistently demonstrating a preference for effects of patterning over realistic representation, and for a unity situated at a higher level than the literal, historical sequence of the narrative. The introductory chapter is followed by an anthology of representative narrative and descriptive poetry from the fourth and fifth centuries A.D. Next, the author traces the use of 'jewels' as a literary metaphor from the first century A.D. to late antiquity. He then compares the works of late antique literature to wall and floor mosaics, ivory diptychs, Christian sarcophagi, and contemporary styles of dress. Emphasizing that the poetry of this period is not uniform, he differentiates the main genres of Christian narrative poetry--biblical and hagiographical epic--from secular examples of the jeweled style, such as the poetry of Ausonius and Sidonius. The work concludes by examining the influence of late antique aesthetics on the medieval poetics of Matthew of Vendôme and Geoffrey of Vinsauf
Poetry and the cult of the martyrs : the Liber peristephanon of Prudentius by Michael Roberts( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines how Prudentius creates an idiom to express devotion to the martyrs, particularly in the structuring of narrative and the use of poetic language. Roberts concludes by demonstrating how Prudentius employs the model of martyr cult to articulate the status of Christian literature, the role of the bishop in the Christian community, and the symbolic status of Rome in the Christian West
Biblical epic and rhetorical paraphrase in late antiquity by Michael Roberts( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The humblest sparrow : the poetry of Venantius Fortunatus by Michael Roberts( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Windows of order : the epitaph made new -- Strategies of praising : metaphors of eminence -- Strategies of praising : bishops and ceremonies -- Situating the saints, narrating the saints, imagining Martin -- To absent friends : verse correspondence and personal poetry
The letters of Symmachus by Quintus Aurelius Symmachus( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This introduction to, commentary on, and translation into English of the first book of letters by Quintus Aurelius Symmachus shows the leading orator and statesman of the fourth-century Roman Senate deeply engaged in conversation with the leading men of the empire. The book highlights the influence of the late Roman aristocracy that flourished in the century after Constantine and demonstrates that it did not become powerless in the face of the bishops and the new Christian elite. Shared goals united the late Roman elites far more than religion divided them, helping explain the relatively nonviolent and gradual conversion of the western Roman aristocracy. One hundred and seven letters-crafted to match the recipient's personality, status, and interest-discuss literature, religion, politics, and social life. They provide a unique window into the private lives of Rome's leaders, pagan and Christian, in late antiquity."--Publisher's website
Poems by Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present volume is the first English translation of all twelve books of Fortunatus's poetry. The only poem omitted is the hexameter Vita Sancti Martini. Books 1 to 3 and 5 are addressed to figures in the church or deal with religious matters; Books 6 and 7 are addressed to secular figures. Book 4 stands apart and is made up entirely of epitaphs, including to church and secular figures, and Book 8 gathers poems dedicated to the Convent of the Holy Cross, its founder, Radegund, and its abbess, Agnes, along with a succession of poems to Fortunatus's chief patron, Gregory of Tours. Fortunatus adopts a variety of tones in his poetic corpus, but characteristically praise of his subject or addressee plays a prominent role. The subjects include the great and the good in Merovingian society, from substantial panegyrics of kings to less ambitious compositions on bishops or other clergy that rehearse their virtues, including charitable, preaching, and building activities. Preserved among Fortunatus's poems are eight letters in prose...nine, if the dedicatory letter to Gregory is included...and two prose treatises,the first, on the Lord's Prayer, incomplete
Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in Latin and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hexameter paraphrase in late antiquity : origins and applications to Biblical texts by Michael Roberts( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elegies of old age by Maximianus( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Faber book of comic verse by Michael Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This collection appearing for the first time as a paperback, covers the whole field of English comic verse, including nonsense, parody and comic satire, but excluding what is usually called "light verse" of vers de societe
Exploring confrontation : Sri Lanka--politics, culture and history by Michael Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sri Lanka has been a meeting point for many ideologies and ways of being. This has resulted in heterogeneity, syncretism and conflict. In drawing upon the practices of empirical research promoted by Western intellectual traditions, Michael Roberts demonstrates the strengths of these practices through his contextualised engagement with the pogroms of 1915 and 1983, as well as other incidents. At the same time he delineates some of the limits of empiricist rationality. This book is replete with rich ethnographic detail and serves as an exercise in historical anthropology which illuminates Sri Lanka's political culture. It not only opens out the contrast between Western and Indian world views, but also explores the human condition by highlighting the immediacy human beings in conflict
Poetry and the Cult of the Martyrs. The Liber Peristephanon of Prudentius by Michael Roberts( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Poetry and the cult of the martyrs : the Liber peristephanon of Prudentius
Alternative Names
Roberts Michael 1947-....

Roberts, Michael, 1947 16 sept. -

Roberts, Michael John, 1947-

Roberts, Michael John, 1947 September 16-‏

Languages
English (65)

Latin (5)

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Poetry and the cult of the martyrs : the Liber peristephanon of PrudentiusThe humblest sparrow : the poetry of Venantius FortunatusExploring confrontation : Sri Lanka--politics, culture and history