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Tomas Lehmann, Paulinus Nolanus und die Basilica Nova in Cimitile/Nola

Byzantinische Zeitschrift Bd. 100/1, 2007: II. Abteilung Tomas Lehmann, Paulinus Nolanus und die Basilica Nova in Cimitile/Nola. Studien zu einem zentralen Denkmal der spätanik-frühchristlichen Architektur. Spätantike ­ Frühes Christentum ­ Byzanz. Kunst im ersten Jahrtausend. Studien und Perspektiven, 19. Wiesbaden, Reichert 2004. 283 S. 192 Taf. ISBN 3-89500-133-3. Not often do we find a patrons name in the title of a book on an early Christian archaeological site. However, in the case of the complex in Cimitile/Nola this is inevitable. The significance of the complex was created mainly by Paulinus of Nola (c. 351 ­ 431) who turned the necropolis in Nola into a pilgrimage site centred around the shrine of St. Felix. Moreover, Paulinus letters and poems, i. e. first hand contemporary textual sources, include references to the building activity as well as to the decoration; this book, thus, combines archaeological research with a literary study of Paulinus visible building and invisible works.1 Prima facie, the correlation of time and patron In a letter most probably written in 403, after the dedication of the basilica at Primuliacum by Sulpisius Severus, Paulinus compliments Severus on his building achievements as well as his verses (versiculis): "But you have also http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Byzantinische Zeitschrift de Gruyter

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