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'Conflict Of The Soul'
Lyon, Bibliotheque du Palais des Arts, Ms. 22, 11th century
Abraham and Lot
folio 2v upper
Lot is captured by the four heathen kings
QVATTVOR REGES GENTIVA IOS ORO RANTEM LOTH
PENTA PREDA BOLITI SVNT
folio 2v lower
The victors drive the captives
VICTORES MINANT CAPTIVOS
Abraham pursuing the predators
POST PREDONES ABRAHAM CURRIT
Lot returns, with sheep, recovered from the enemy
EREPTVS CUM OVIS HOSTIBUS LOTH REVERTITVR
Image Source: Lyon, Bibliotheque du Palais des Arts, Ms. 22
Latin text: The Latin Library
Prudentius (born in 348 in northern Spain, died after 405) spent most of his life following worldly pursuits, but later turned to writing, in which he aimed to glorify God and atone for his earlier sins.
One of his most popular works is a poem called Psychomachia (Conflict of the Soul), which describes the battles between female personifications of human virtues and vices.
'Patience & Anger' from the same Prudentiusí Psychomachia Manuscript
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