Virgil in Medieval England: Figuring The Aeneid from the Twelfth Century to Chaucerby Christopher Baswell
Pub. Date: 07/28/2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Examines the impact of an ancient and prestigious text on medieval culture. See more details below
Examines the impact of an ancient and prestigious text on medieval culture.
Table of Contents
Introduction: manuscripts and their contexts; 1. Auctor to Auctoritas: modes of access to Virgil in medieval England; 2. Pedagogical exegesis of Virgil in medieval England: Oxford All Souls College 82; 3. Spiritual allegory, platonising cosmology, and the Boethian Aeneid in medieval England: Cambridge, Peterhouse College, 158; 4. Moral allegory and the Aeneid in the time of Chaucer: London, BL Additional 27304; 5. The romance Aeneid; 6. Writing the reading of Virgil: Chaucerian authorities in the House of Fame and the Legend of Good Women; Conclusion; Apendices; Notes; Bibliography, Indexes.
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