Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Nouvelles ÉTudes Sur 'l'Ovide Moralisé'

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Nouvelles ÉTudes Sur 'l'Ovide Moralisé'

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Nouvelles Études sur 'l'Ovide moralisé'., ed. Marylène Possamaï-Pérez, Essais sur le Moyen Age 42 (Paris: Champion, 2009). 266 pp.; 6 black-and-white plates. ISBN 978- 2- 745 31904-3. euro45.00. This volume, the result of a two-day workshop on the Ovide moralisé., is divided into five sections: 'Enjeux théologiques et philosophiques de la notion de mutacion\ 'Métamorphose et péché', 'Esprit encyclopédique et cohérence', 'Réflexivité', and Allégorie'. In the first, Ana Peiret examines the ways in which Ovid's bodily metamorphoses become metaphors for spiritual damnation or redemption; Wagih Azzam analyses the Moralisé poet's treatment of Pythagorean thought as a guide to the text overall; Sébastien Douchet traces the influence of St Bonaventura's writings on the poet's treatment of creation and transformation. In the second, Stefania Cerrito examines the treatment of scandalous women, such as Myrrha and Pasiphaé; while Cristina Noacca studies the sin of pride across a range of fables. …

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