Christian Latin poetry from the fourth to sixth centuries was hugely influential on English and French medieval literature. In this, the first substantial overview of this poetry, Carolinne White sets the works in their literary and historical context, including translations of over thirty poems and excerpts, many never translated into English before.
Carolinne White is a tutor in medieval Latin, and a lexicographer on the Medieval Latin Dictionary at the University of Oxford. Her previous publications include Early Christian Lives (1998).
'This volume removes any excuse for remaining ignorant, for in its selection of poets, its succinct introductions, translucent translation, and helpful notes, it provides an invaluable guided tour in the hands of one of the leading experts in the field.' - David Taylor, Reviews in Religion and Theology