"Christicolae," Prudentius, and the Quem Quaeritis Easter Dialogue


In lieu of an abstract, the first paragraph of the essay follows:

In Christian Rite and Christian Drama in the Middle Ages, O. B. Hardison, Jr., says that

the dialogue called Quem quaeritis enjoys a position unique in the history of literature. Although it is obviously related to many extraliturgical embellishments observable in religious ceremony of the eighth, ninth, and tenth centuries, it became, quite literally, the bridge whereby medieval culture made the transition from ritual to representational drama.1

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