Wednesday, June 27, 2007


I can't remember if I've posted this here before, but don't feel like checking and came across it again today. It comes from Kathleen Jamieson's article 'Jerome, Augustine and the Stesichoran Palinode' (Rhetorica 5 [1987] 353-67). On the verbal war between Rufinus and Jerome, she writes:

Reading the apologiae of Rufinus and Jerome leaves one with the sense of having helplessly witnessed the bludgeoning of a child. (p. 359)

1 comment:

Dennis said...

I'm curious to hear more about their use of the Palinode, which is a favorite text and one that I'd like to spend more time with.

I'm guessing, based on my experience with Jerome, that he was not the child.