Medieval Mythography, Volume 1: From Roman North Africa to the School of Chartres, A.D. 433-1177 / Edition 1

Medieval Mythography, Volume 1: From Roman North Africa to the School of Chartres, A.D. 433-1177 / Edition 1

by Jane Chance
     
 


The mythic world of Juno, Jupiter's consort, is one of flesh and begetting, of suffering and death, and of poetry itself. Exploring the relationship between that realm of the classical gods and the sphere of medieval mythographers, Jane Chance illuminates the efforts of medieval writers to understand human existence and the forces of nature in relation to… See more details below

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The mythic world of Juno, Jupiter's consort, is one of flesh and begetting, of suffering and death, and of poetry itself. Exploring the relationship between that realm of the classical gods and the sphere of medieval mythographers, Jane Chance illuminates the efforts of medieval writers to understand human existence and the forces of nature in relation to Christian truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813012568
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
07/28/1994
Edition description:
First
Pages:
761
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.62(h) x 1.95(d)
Lexile:
1610L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Tables
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations and Citation Editions
Chronology of Medieval Mythographers and Commentary Authors
Introduction: Mythography: Margin as Text, Text as Image1
Ch. 1The Allegorization of Classical Myth in the Literary School Commentary18
IStoic Cosmography and Ethics in Reading Homer's Scandalous Gods21
IIChristian Readings of Sacred and Pagan Texts30
IIIReading Virgil: The Commentary Traditions in the Medieval Schools44
Ch. 2The Heliocentric Cosmogony and the Textual Underworld: Macrobius's Multicultural Reading of Virgil65
IHeliocentric Stoicism in the Saturnalia: The Egyptian Apollo69
IIThe Textual and Stoic Underworld in the Commentary on the Somnium Scipionis82
IIICoda: Philosophy and Fiction92
Ch. 3The Virgilian Hero in North Africa: Fulgentius the Grammarian and Calliope, Muse of Epic Poetry95
ICalliope, Magisterial Muse of Epic Poetry, in the Mitologiae101
IIThe Virgilian Hero in North Africa111
Ch. 4Ovid's Cupid as Demon of Fornication: The Episcopal Mythographies of Isidore of Seville and Theodulf of Orleans129
ITheodulf's Isidorian Cupid in "De libris," Carmina 45133
IIIsidore's Virgilian Underworld of Demonic Gods139
IIIThe Demonic Hero of the Underworld, Vis Mentis147
IVThe Poem as an Underworld, The Reader as Hero151
Ch. 5The "Universal Genealogy" of Gods and Heroes in the First Vatican Mythographer158
IThe Literal Glosses on Statius and Ovid in Lactantius Placidus168
IIHistorical and Natural Allegory in the Berne Scholiast on Virgil's Eclogues and Georgics171
IIIThe Genealogy of the Gods and the First Vatican Mythography, Books 1 and 2181
IVNational Histories in the First Vatican Mythography, Book 3: The Heroes Prometheus, Aeneas, Perseus, and Hercules194
Ch. 6Orpheus, Ulysses, Hercules: Scholastic Virgilizing of the Boethian Hero by King Alfred, the St. Gall Commentators, and Remigius of Auxerre205
IThe Translation and Conversion of Orpheus in the West Saxon King Alfred's Boethius211
IIOrpheus, Ulysses, and Hercules as Types of Aeneas in the Anonymous of St. Gall215
IIIThe Boethian Hero's Descent into the Neoplatonic Virgilian Underworld in Remigius of Auxerre220
Ch. 7The Uxorious Gods in Remigius of Auxerre's Neo-Stoic Commentary on Martianus Capella242
IThe Hibernian Connection, the Vernacular, and the Feminine250
IIHymen and His Kin: Female Domination in Marriage260
IIIJuno's Female, Earthly Underworld283
IVOrpheus, the Uxorious Thracian Poet, and the Power of Music (Harmonia)293
Ch. 8Oedipus and the Daughters of Saturn: Gender and Genealogy in the Second Vatican Mythographer300
IThe Gender of Genealogy: Juno and the Argives311
IIThe Genealogies of Heroes: From Prometheus to Oedipus and Hercules323
Ch. 9Atlas as Nimrod, Hydra as Vuurm: Gender and Multiculturalism in the Ecloga Theoduli, Notker Labeo, and Bernard of Utrecht347
IGender and Mythography in the Ecloga Theoduli: (Female) Old Testament versus (Male) Pagan Fable355
IINotker Labeo's Anti-Carolingian Multiculturalism363
IIIThe Scholastic Ecloga: Bernard of Utrecht as Literary Critic386
Ch. 10The Virgilian Judgment of Paris and the Problem of the Body: From Neoplatonic to Neo-Stoic in the Glosses of William of Conches400
IOrpheus and the World Soul: William and the Erfurt Boethius Commentary409
IIThe Neo-Stoic Gods in William's Neoplatonic Theory of Fiction: The Macrobius Glosses418
IIIJuno's Enemy Hercules as Neo-Stoic Crossover Hero in the "Martianus Glosses"425
IVNeo-Stoic Hercules and Vulcan in the Juvenal and Timaeus Glosses439
Ch. 11The Virgilian Hero's Virtuous Descent in Martianus Capella: The Neo-Stoic Intertextuality of Bernard Silvestris445
IThe Virtuous Descent of Aeneas in the Virgil Commentary456
IIThe Virtuous Descent of Mercury in the Martianus Commentary463
IIIConclusion: Virgil and Martianus in the Aetas Ovidiana478
Notes493
Bibliography637
Index677

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