Crowns of Martyrdom

Name of text: Crowns of Martyrdom
Author of text: Prudentius
Date of text: ca. 400
Date of person in text: 348-ca. 413
Name of structure in text: S. Paul's basilica
Type of structure in text: Church
Date of structure in text Founded 386, completed 401-3.
Century of structure 1: 4 AD
Century of structure 2: 5 AD
Country in text: Italy
Region in text: Lazio
City in text: Rome
Specific place of mosaic in text:


Description of mosaic in text:

Elsewhere on the Ostian Road keeps the memorial church of Paul […]  Then he [the emperor] covered the curves of the arches with splendid glass of different hues, like meadows that are bright with flowers in the spring.

Mosaic date in text: 5 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text:

Prudentius, Crowns of Martyrdom, XII, 1-4, 45-50, in Prudentius, trans. by H. J. Thomson, 2 vols (London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1952), v. 2,  pp. 327-8.


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