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Feast of Cyprian: The "Coena Cypriani" translated to English: Second Edition

Feast of Cyprian: The "Coena Cypriani" translated to English: Second Edition

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Feast of Cyprian: The "Coena Cypriani" translated to English: Second Edition

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15 pages
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Jan 13, 2020
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9788829555697
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Famous both in the Middle Ages and in recent decades due to being featured prominently in Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose, this Coena Cypriani - a title which can be translated as Feast of Cyprian - can best be defined as a biblical satire attributed to Saint Cyprian of Carthage, in which several famous characters from the Old and New Testament are invited to the nuptials of an unnamed King in Canaan of Galilee. It is a text that both makes the reader laugh and tests his personal knowledge of biblical stories.

This Latin work is here made available, for the very first time, in an English translation fit for all readers.
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Jan 13, 2020
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Feast of Cyprian - Miguel Carvalho Abrantes

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Copyright © 2020 Miguel Carvalho Abrantes

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Both very famous in the Middle Ages and in recent decades due to being referenced in Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose, the Coena Cypriani was traditionally attributed to Saint Cyprian, but now considered to be the creation of some other unknown author, who likely lived in the fourth or fifth centuries of our era. It can best be defined as a biblical satire, in which several famous characters from the Old and New Testament are invited to the nuptials of a king in Canaan of Galilee. Then, some short sequences are narrated, following which we are told how several biblical characters reacted to them; these are not usually horizontal references, since Jesus and

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