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Bibil Identifier bibil:240056
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Italian, Long) Virgines speciosae et castimonialae
Title (Italian, ) Analisi della passio SS. Maximae, Donatillae et Secundae
Author Dalvit, Matteo
Journal Annali di Scienze Religiose (Milano) (Volume: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language Italian
Pages 115-162 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Passio Maximae, Donatillae et Secundae is one of the most important examples of Donatist martyrologies. Rich in interpolations, it is the result of different redactional interventions — both Catholic and Donatist. In this passion one can observe the clash between distinct hagiographic workshops, each of which intended to claim the martyrs for its own side. The present contribution begins with a detailed analysis of all known sources for the Passio then moves on to a study of the narration with close attention paid to the redactional structure of the text. The article points out the development of the text through Donatist and Catholic interpolations, outlines a clear framework of the origin and evolution of the Passio, and offers new perspectives on several relevant items.
DOI 10.1484/J.ASR.1.100533
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Martyrdom
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Heresy
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