Hymnische Elemente in der Visio Dorothei

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2013-06-30

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Lasek, Anna

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Wydawnictwo Poznańskiego Towarzystwa Przyjaciół Nauk

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Hymnic elements in Visio Dorothei

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My paper argues that one can find hymnic elements in the poem known as The Vision of Dorotheos. I have chosen two such passages (102–105; 170–177) for my analysis. Moreover, i have discussed in a more detailed way the presence of ancient hymnic traditions as well as its use in the poem under review. I have offered also a possible interpretation of the analysed passages.

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My paper argues that in the poem known as “The Vision of Dorotheos” there are some hymnic elements to be found. My paper demonstrates briefly the history of the discovery as well as the plot of the Visio Dorothei. For my analysis I have chosen two passages containing hymnic elements (102–211;105; 170–211;177). In the first passage the poet invokes God the Father, in the second one he prays to Gabriel the angel. In the analysed texts there appear some important hymnic elements such as invocation, the welcoming χαῖρε;, the change from the 2nd to 3rd person singular, the anaphora of σὺ; etc. I have also discussed in a more detailed way the presence of the ancient hymnic traditions as well as their use in the poem under review. I have also offered a possible interpretation of the analysed passages.

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Visio Dorothei, hymnus, Gabriel, Papyrus Bodmer XXIX, Dorotheus, Hymnic elements

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Symbolae Philologorum Posnaniensium, 2013, nr XXIII/1, s. 45-56

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