43—The Pastoral Poems of Paulinus of Nola
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Paulinus was tagged as the most promising poet of his generation—by the most famous poet of the preceding generation. He was supposed to carry the torch forward for his art. And he did, but not in the way the old school had wanted or expected. Instead he fashioned a new esthetic for the empire, a deeply Christian appropriation of the old classical forms. Along the way, he formed a religious community and then served as bishop.
Letters Of St. Paulinus Of Nola https://archive.org/details/letters-of-st.-paulinus-of-nola
The poems of St. Paulinus of Nola https://archive.org/details/poemsofstpaulinu0040paul
Hymn “Another Year Completed” in English translation https://hymnary.org/person/Paulinus_Nola
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