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Natura Vicaria Dei

Hugh White

in Nature, Sex, and Goodness in a Medieval Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187301
eISBN:
9780191674693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187301.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The 12th-century texts considered in this chapter offers images of Nature which in some respects differ. The Architrenius' Nature perhaps has the widest competence and the greatest moral efficacy, ... More


The Medieval Classic: Twelfth-Century Latin Epic and the Virgilian Commentary Tradition

Justin A. Haynes

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190091361
eISBN:
9780190091392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091361.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book considers how ancient and medieval commentaries on the Aeneid by Servius, Fulgentius, Bernard Silvestris, and others can give us new insights into four twelfth-century Latin epics—the Ylias ... More


Alan of Lille, Anticlaudianus, CA. 1182

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Anticlaudianus, a cosmological poem written by Alan of Lille around 1182. Taking its inspiration from the great cosmological writings of the twelfth century, including the ... More


Introduction

Justin A. Haynes

in The Medieval Classic: Twelfth-Century Latin Epic and the Virgilian Commentary Tradition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190091361
eISBN:
9780190091392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091361.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

By placing twelfth-century Latin epic in the context of the Virgilian tradition, this study seeks to promote wider interdisciplinary knowledge of these poems. At the same time, it attempts to bridge ... More


The Anticlaudianus as Virgilian Allegory

Justin A. Haynes

in The Medieval Classic: Twelfth-Century Latin Epic and the Virgilian Commentary Tradition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190091361
eISBN:
9780190091392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091361.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents evidence that the plot of Alan of Lille’s Anticlaudianus is modeled on the allegorical interpretation of Virgil’s Aeneid. Specifically, it argues that the first six books of the ... More


The Architrenius as Virgilian Allegory

Justin A. Haynes

in The Medieval Classic: Twelfth-Century Latin Epic and the Virgilian Commentary Tradition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190091361
eISBN:
9780190091392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091361.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter relies again on Servius, Fulgentius, and Bernard Silvestris to demonstrate how John of Hauville’s Architrenius reflects an allegorical reading of the Aeneid. Unlike the Anticlaudianus, ... More


Blurring the Lines between History and Allegory

Justin A. Haynes

in The Medieval Classic: Twelfth-Century Latin Epic and the Virgilian Commentary Tradition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190091361
eISBN:
9780190091392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091361.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the possibility that the allegorical epics, the Anticlaudianus and Architrenius, and the historical epics, the Alexandreis and Ylias, are not so diametrically opposed as is ... More


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