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The Vulgate Commentary on Ovids Metamorphoses, Book 1 Frank Thomas Coulson

The Vulgate Commentary on Ovids Metamorphoses, Book 1

Frank Thomas Coulson

Published September 30th 2015
ISBN : 9781580442022
Paperback
202 pages
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Composed around 1250 by an unknown author in the region of Orleans, the Vulgate Commentary on Ovids Metamorphoses is the most widely disseminated and reproduced medieval work on Ovids epic compendium of classical mythology and materialistMoreComposed around 1250 by an unknown author in the region of Orleans, the Vulgate Commentary on Ovids Metamorphoses is the most widely disseminated and reproduced medieval work on Ovids epic compendium of classical mythology and materialist philosophy. This commentary both preserves the rich store of twelfth-century glossing on the Metamorphoses and incorporates new material of literary interest, while the marginal glosses in many respects reflect the scholar interests of an early thirteenth-century schoolmaster. The Vulgate Commentary is always transmitted as a series of interlinear and marginal glosses surrounding the text manuscript, whereas other earlier commentaries were independent of a full text of the poem. The Vulgate Commentary exercised a wide-ranging influence on the understanding and presentation of Ovids Metamorphoses in the High Middle Ages and Renaissance, and the commentary exists in both French and Italian manuscripts.