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A thorough analysis of St. Cyprian’s writing style and use of language, this study is invaluable for the student of the saint. Comparison with contemporary writers and careful attention to grammatical and linguistic elements mark this useful study of an important figure of early Christianity.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 1-59333-491-5
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 13
Publication Date: Nov 1,2006
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 138
ISBN: 1-59333-491-5
$63.00
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Dividing this thorough analysis into chapters on style and language, Watson produces a catalogue of the elements that distinguish St. Cyprian’s writing. After providing an introduction to Cyprian’s works, Watson compares them to Tertullian, Apuleius, Seneca, and Cicero, as well as against Cyprian’s repetitions of himself. Stylistic elements such as tropes, word plays, symmetry, rhythm, and other grammatical devices are analyzed. When examining language Watson considers favorite words of Cyprian and his distinctive usage of ecclesiastical language. Theological language and parts of speech as utilized by Cyprian conclude this sweeping review of the saint’s literary ability.

Edward William Watson (1859-1936) is well-known for his The Church of England, an essential textbook on the Anglican tradition. The Rev. Dr. Watson was Regius Professor at Oxford University.

Dividing this thorough analysis into chapters on style and language, Watson produces a catalogue of the elements that distinguish St. Cyprian’s writing. After providing an introduction to Cyprian’s works, Watson compares them to Tertullian, Apuleius, Seneca, and Cicero, as well as against Cyprian’s repetitions of himself. Stylistic elements such as tropes, word plays, symmetry, rhythm, and other grammatical devices are analyzed. When examining language Watson considers favorite words of Cyprian and his distinctive usage of ecclesiastical language. Theological language and parts of speech as utilized by Cyprian conclude this sweeping review of the saint’s literary ability.

Edward William Watson (1859-1936) is well-known for his The Church of England, an essential textbook on the Anglican tradition. The Rev. Dr. Watson was Regius Professor at Oxford University.

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