By Barbara Baert
Within the fourth century the belief arose that the pass on which Christ was once crucified were discovered via Helena, mom of Emperor Constantine. therefore all started a legend that might develop and flourish in the course of the heart a long time and reason the diffusion of numerous splinters of holy wooden. And the place there's wooden, there has been as soon as a tree. might or not it's that the pass was once made up of that the majority noble species, the Tree of lifestyles? So, amassing characters alongside the best way, the legend developed right into a story that stretches from the construction to the tip of Time. A historical past of Holy wooden is the 1st reconstruction of the iconographic and literary culture of the Legend of the real pass. Its vast scope encompasses relic cults, pilgrimages, travelers' stories and the Tree of lifestyles and contains Church Fathers, crusader kings, Teutonic Knights and mendicant orders, all of which inspired the legend's depiction from its earliest illustration in manuscripts, reliquaries and altarpieces, to the nice huge cycles of the excessive center a long time. If the holy wooden was once the medium of medieval reminiscence, A historical past of Holy wooden unearths the expansion jewelry of fifteen centuries of images.
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7-8, quoted in Chap. 6. 41. 750-51. 42. Heather 1991, 202. 43. See Demandt 1970, 730. 44 In the autumn he declared that he owed allegiance to Arcadius in Constantinople rather than to Honorius, and cut the West off entirely. The Roman Senate, at Stilicho's behest, declared Gildo a "public enemy," hostis publicus. Gildo's own brother Mascezel,45 with whom he was already involved in a homicidal feud, was dispatched in winter 397-98 at the head of an expedition against him. Meanwhile Eutropius had the Constantinopolitan Senate decree Stilicho hostis publicus.
Döpp 1975; Gnilka 1977. 58. Gnilka 1976. Page 14 its artistry. 59 59. The literary operation of Eutr. has never before been the object of extensive study in its own right. Gnilka 1976 came closest, but his reading was subsumed by his thesis that Eutr. presents a program of "anti-Byzantinism" (119); see discussion, Chap. 8. Andrews 1931 focused on the text, chiefly in criticism of Platnauer 1922. Fargues's 1933 Invectives as a specific commentary complemented his general study of Claudian's life and works, Claudien.
51 The news of Eutropius's deposition Claudian greeted with In Eutropium 2, actually begun before the revolt was thus resolved but finished after the exile (see Chapter 5). 52 He was defeated and driven beyond the borders by yet another Gothic general in Roman service, Fravitta,53 and finally killed by Huns. They signaled their wish to cooperate with the Roman Empire by sending Gaïnas's head back to Constantinople. 55 Yet contemporary West74, 207 (brief notice of the revolt, as a relatively insignificant affair in Gothic history); Liebeschuetz 1990, 100-103.
A Heritage Of Holy Wood: The Legend Of The True Cross In Text And Image (Cultures, Beliefs and Traditions Medieval and Early Modern Peoples) by Barbara Baert