Prudentius' Psychomachia
'Conflict Of The Soul'

St Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Ms. 135, 10th-11th century

page 391
Chastity throws a rock at Lust
Chastity pierces Lust with her sword and rebukes Lust
Chastity washes her sword in the river Jordan
Chastity stores her sword under an altar in a temple





Source: St Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Ms. 135, 10th-11th century, p391
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.

p395 from the same manuscript (Anger's sword breaks on Patience's head / Suicide of Anger / Patience and Job pass through the midst of the array)