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Published: 22 October 2020

304 Pages | 2 maps

9 x 5 inches

ISBN: 9781789621518

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Arator: Historia Apostolica

Richard J. Hillier

Liverpool University Press

Translated Texts for Historians LUP

  • The first English translation of the Historia Apostolica to include full explanatory notes and a comprehensive introduction
  • Includes the first attempt to chart the influence of Arator's poem on later writers from the sixth to the eleventh centuries, including a map of Europe, marking particular centres of scholarship
  • Includes the first detailed investigation of the extent to which the Venerable Bede depended on the Historia Apostolica for his own Exposition on the Acts of Apostles
  • Includes a re-evaluation of the sources which detail Arator's life, including a new assessment of his relationship with his mentor Ennodius, whose writings have often been ignored
  • Places Arator in his sixth-century theological context, examining the true contemporary purpose of his attacks on historical heretics