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The mythological epics of Dracontius in their socio-political context

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The poet Blossius Aemilius Dracontius was active at Carthage during the late 5th century AD, a period when that part of the Roman Empire had long since fallen to the Vandals. Given his position of being a Roman and Catholic vir clarissimus under Germanic and Arian overlords, as well as his imprisonment by the Vandal king Gunthamund (r. 484-496) for reasons related to his poetry, he was likely to have been involved, willingly or unwillingly, in the political world of Vandal Ca...

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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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