Chaos dans l'imaginaire antique de Varron à l'époque augustinienne : étude sémantique et herméneutique

Abstract : With a set of texts belonging to Latin literature from Varron to Augustine's generation, this work aims to show how the word chaos and the concept of chaos are understood by the writers through the ages. This work is based on a lexical and semantic survey with a care of genres and periods in which chaos appears. Both factors are able to underline the way the word is used and its specificity compared to the Greek legacy, while the definition of the themes and their interaction around chaos prove the semantic coherence of the word. Belonging to mythical and poetical thoughts, chaos influences the question of the origins as for creation and matter and that of the becoming of the universe ; it determines a specific representation of pagan and Christian hell, in its relation with the world of alive by the means of the magic and the sacred. Chaos thus defines an eschatologic vision linked with moral standards, which are embodied by the notions of pietas, humilitas, uirtus and fides.
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Bassir Amiri. Chaos dans l'imaginaire antique de Varron à l'époque augustinienne : étude sémantique et herméneutique. Littératures. Université Nancy 2, 2002. Français. ⟨NNT : 2002NAN21011⟩. ⟨tel-01776151⟩

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