University of Atlantia

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Psycho Horses!: A case study of the British Library’s Psychomachia

Epy Pengelly

Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia , Time Zone:EST
University Session UA105 September 12, 2020 Course # 506
Time 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Fee
Length 1 hr Credits 1
Attendees 6/∞ Room Cork
Course Category Literature

In the British Library there is a 10thc illuminated manuscript of the Psychomachia, a poem of almost 1000 lines by the 5thc Roman poet Prudentius. The Psychomachia is describes the challenges of vices and virtues for the human soul in a battle style. This manuscript has very interesting illuminations of horse barding that I have yet to see anywhere else and want to examine closer — with you!— as I contemplate recreating it for an eventual persona pentathlon. This class will not be recorded.
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