LUCIFERO DI CAGLIARI E LA CULTURA CLASSICA. IL CASO DI LUCIF. NON PARC. XXV 22-25 DIERCKS
Lucifer of Cagliari, antiarian polemicist among the most aggressive of the 4th century and bitter enemy of Emperor Constantius II, against whom he addressed his five pamphlets, is usually counted among the greatest detractors of classical culture and pagan heritage. If this is certainly true, nevertheless there are cases in which, perhaps unconsciously, he reelaborates in some passages of his works, stylistic features, expressions and movements that echo from the authors of the ancient world. Here the case of Lucif. Non parc. XXV 22-25 Diercks is isolated for the first time, a piece entirely focused on obfuscation caused by heresy, in whose description remarkable echoes and classical suggestions emerge.