Prudentius’ Psychomachia is the first fully allegorical epic in the Western tradition. It was an especially important reference for the art and literature of the middle ages. As the first commentary on this work from late antiquity, Magnus Frisch’s book is an important contribution to the field. The commentary also takes into account relevant recent research in the areas of philology, theology, and medieval studies.
Magnus Frisch, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany.