Poetic Genres—The Cento: Poetry
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The cento (a Latin word meaning ‘patchwork’) is a form which became popular in the fourth century ad, in both the Eastern and Western Roman Empire. According to Tertullian (De praescriptione h…

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Stevenson, Jane, “Poetic Genres—The Cento: Poetry”, in: Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World, General Editor Craig Kallendorf. Consulted online on 30 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004271296_enlo_B9789004271029_0105>
First published online: 2014
First print edition: ISBN:9789004265721



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