By Thomas C. Moser Jr.
Thomas C. Moser, Jr. explores the attention-grabbing physique of medieval Latin erotic poetry present in English manuscripts. His research describes the highbrow and social context from which the good erotic songs of the 12th century emerged, and examines various erotic poems, from institution workouts to the great lyrics present in Arundel 384. He additionally illuminates the impression of neoplatonic philosophy in this poetry, explicating key neoplatonic texts and utilising that evaluation in shut readings of erotic lyrics from an analogous interval and milieu.
A Cosmos of hope will curiosity students of medieval literature in addition to experts in Latin poetry and philosophy. scholars of heart English literature will locate that it fills an incredible hole in our realizing of English highbrow lifestyles among the 12th and the fourteenth century. All Latin prose and poetry is translated, a few works for the 1st time, and the e-book is generously illustrated with pictures of the manuscripts discussed.
Thomas C. Moser, Jr. is affiliate Professor of English on the collage of Maryland, collage Park.
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Certain details speak specifically to Bathsheba's erotic power: the eyes "micant; 'coeamus' sunt quasi dicant" [sparkle; they are as if they say "let us go together"] and the mouth "os lactet, ... 31 Whatever she is, Bathsheba came about through Nature's mediation: Vt breuiter noscas totum qui noscere poscas: Hac nihil in forma natura dedit sine norma. Nil minimum, nichil est nimium per corpus. Ad imum, Cum magis attendas, in ea magis omnia pendas. Quod latet archanum corpus laudabile laudat. 28 A COSMOS OF DESIRE [So that you might briefly learn, (you) who beg to learn everything: to this figure Nature gave nothing without rule.
Fulcoius notes early in the poem that human beings are caught in the world and par- ticipate in its temptations: Nos homines, hominum carnalia pignora, uinum Potamus uinum; portamus candida, linum; Mitibus et Veneris uicibus, plerunque seueris, Vtimur-utamur passi quo compatiamur. ]26 26 A COSMOS OF DESIRE The pleasure provided by beautiful things and the flesh is neither good nor evil, but a fact of life, and all who suffer under Venus need to show each other pity. Erotic power suffuses the world-at once a divine force and a disease that spares neither gender.
Let the taci- turn, bitter, and austere man be an exile in the woods and let him wish to be a companion to Hyrcanian tigers. ]38 30 A COSMOS OF DESIRE Odo banishes to the wintry woods those humorless contemporaries who reject the classical past for its religious errors. The grace and moderation Odo shows in his own character-his "facies mitis" and "clemens," his "forma modesta" are reflected in the style and content of carmina that avoid anything "quod corda oneret, quod pregrauet aurem" [that would oppress the heart, that would burden the ear]; permit neither "aspera, difficilis obscenaque dictio" [harsh, difficult, and obscene speech] nor the "turpis hiatus" [deformed hiatus]; and strive to flow "lepido, facili, pronoque...
A Cosmos of Desire: The Medieval Latin Erotic Lyric in English Manuscripts (Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Civilization) by Thomas C. Moser Jr.