Prudentius' Psychomachia
'Conflict Of The Soul'

Leyden, Universitatsbibliothek, Codex Burmanni Q 3, 9th century

folio 120v

The capture Of Lot, And Abraham In Pursuit
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UBI CUINQUE REGES PREDATI SUNT LOTH / ABRAHAM POST PRAEDONES CURRIT


folio 121r

Abraham returns victorious after freeing Lot
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ABRAHAM DE VICTES HOSTIBUS RECEPTO LOTH CUM VICTORIA REVERTITUR


Source: Leyden, Universitatsbibliothek, Cod. Burmanni Q 3
Prudentius (born in 348 in northern Spain, died after 405) spent most of his life following worldly pursuits, but later turned to writing, in which he aimed to glorify God and atone for his earlier sins. One of his most popular works is a poem called Psychomachia (Conflict of the Soul), which describes the battles between female personifications of human virtues and vices.

'Chastity and Lust' in Prudentius' Psychomachia (Conflict Of The Soul), Leyden, Universitatsbibliothek, Cod. Burmanni Q 3, 9th century
Various scenes on f141v & 142r of Prudentius' Psychomachia (Conflict Of The Soul), Leyden, Universitatsbibliothek, Cod. Burmanni Q 3, 9th century



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9th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers