Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 5 : The Reception of Classical Literature

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Subject: Classical Studies

Edited by: Christine Walde
In collaboration with: Brigitte Egger

The Reception of Classical Literature , a Supplement to Brill’s New Pauly gives an overview of the reception and influence of ancient literary works on the literature, art and music from Antiquity to the present.

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Egeria

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Author(s): Gross, Daniel
A. Life and work Little is known for certain about the life or person of E. (also Etheria, Aetheria). Sparse information from secondary sources must be combined with the little that can be taken or deduced from her work [1]. In her epistolary travelogue, which is usually called the Itinerarium Egeriae (= I.E., also Peregrinatio Egeriae), E. is the first woman to describe from her own perspective her pilgrimage to the Holy Land, starting probably from Galicia (northern Spain) or perhaps from Aquitaine (southern France). In spite of much uncertainty, …