Mystery and intrigue in Ancient Rome!
When the Pontiff commissions Jerome to translate the Bible into Latin, it is a political masterstroke. Jerome's Vulgate displaces the many alternative biblical texts and plays a critical role in establishing Christianity as a world religion, with Rome at its centre.
What is less known is that Jerome is assisted by a circle of aristocratic women who risk their lives in the pursuit of their ideals. Chief among them is the attractive young widow Paula, as devoted to Jerome as she is to his cause. Rumors circulate as his enemies plot to dispose of Jerome once and for all ...
Includes a Foreword by Richard Johnson, Emeritus Professor of Classics, Australian National University.
Praise for Jerome & His Women
'Offers incredible insight into the achievements of a much maligned yet very important figure ... and the women surrounding him.' - Dr Mario Baghos, St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College, Sydney
'An insight into extraordinary times and people, and into a talented researcher and writer.' - Robert Fairhead, NSW Writers' Centre
'O'Hagan gives her readers a fascinating look at the man behind that controversial masterpiece' (the Vulgate). - Joanna Urquhart, Historical Novel Society
'Posthumous portrait of turbulent times in ancient Rome.' - Cath News
'(O'Hagan) ... makes this flawed genius more understandable as a human being ... and gives us the wonderful story of St Paula of Rome, patron saint of widows ... That story alone is enough to recommend this book.' - John Scanlon, National Council of Priests of Australia
'If you have a religious/theological interest and want to see real historical characters who are involved in those matters brought to life, this is your book. If you have limited interest in these topics ... I think you might still find the characters and story presented here fascinating.' - Fred Mench, Professor of Classics, Emeritus Richard Stockton University (NJ), Classical Greek and Latin Discussion Group.
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|Size: ||1.9 MB|
|Publisher: ||Black Quill Press|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9780646943862 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|