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Late Antique Letter CollectionsA Critical Introduction and Reference Guide$
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Cristiana Sogno, Bradley K. Storin, and Edward J. Watts

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520281448

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520281448.001.0001

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The Letter Collection of Ennodius of Pavia

The Letter Collection of Ennodius of Pavia

Chapter:
(p.369) Twenty-Two The Letter Collection of Ennodius of Pavia
Source:
Late Antique Letter Collections
Author(s):

Stefanie A. H. Kennell

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520281448.003.0024

No correspondence from the episcopate of Ennodius of Pavia is preserved. The oldest (Carolingian) manuscripts present his 311 surviving letters mingled with compositions in various other genres, not arranged into separate books by their author. Since the 17th century, scholars have applied various ordering principles to the letters, all leading to different diagnoses of Ennodius’ style and significance but the author’s intentions must be inferred from the numerous addressees, themes (including devotion, gratitude, health, education, family ties, property, and ecclesiastical matters), and language of individual items as he composed them.

Keywords:   Stefanie Kennell, Ennodius of Pavia, Carolingian manuscripts

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