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Labor tam utilis

Sallust in Augustine on the Vulgate

Abstract : Though the famous correspondence between Augustine and Jerome has recently been the object of much scholarly attention, commentators have failed to identify the reminiscence of Sallust's Jugurtha (4,3: tam ... utili labori) which Augustine employs in epist. 71,6 in order to acclaim Jerome's "Vulgate" text of the Gospels; the same phraseology is again echoed by Augustine in the same connection at epist. 82,35. Augustine's use of this Sallustian language would seem to have been suggested by Jerome's own allusion to the same passage of the Jugurtha in the preface to his LXX Job.

Author: Neil Adkin
Publisher: S.n., s.l., 2011
Volume:
61
Pages:
49-53
Language:
English
Periodical:
Augustiniana
Number:
1-2
Format: Article
Topic: - Biography > Relations and Sources > Profane Latin authors > Sallust
- Works > Augustin writer > Language. Style. Structure > Style
- Works > Epistulae > [Études sur plusieurs lettres] > ep. Hieronymus - Augustinus
Status: Active