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The epic poem Tyrnavia nascens (Tyrnaviae: Typis academicis 1706) was published in honour of the solemn graduation of the new bachelors of Universitas Tyrnaviensis that took place in 1706. Due to this fact we can say it belongs to a special group of occasional literary works usually published by the professors of the university in honour of the solemn graduations ( gratulationes promotionum ). Its author, Stephanus Csiba SJ celebrated in it foundation of Trnava as well as establishment of UniversitasTyrnaviensis . The traditional topic motifs we meet in the poem show deeper coherence with the traditional ways of composing an epic poem as well as they point out some of the classical models the author had followed. Even though showing a deep respect for the traditional techniques, the work of our poet can be in many ways regarded original.

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