By A. G. Rigg
A finished historical past of medieval Anglo-Latin writings (which signify an excellent 9 tenths of English literary tradition within the period). The earlier century because the final significant paintings in this topic has obvious the invention and enhancing of many very important texts. A. G. Rigg's new authoritative reference paintings underlines how the view of England's literary background within the center a long time as a decline from Anglo-Saxon tradition (recuperated purely within the fourteenth century within the paintings of writers corresponding to Chaucer) ignores the flourishing culture of Latin literature written among England's enforced access into the ecu mainstream and the increase of the vernacular and of humanism. It unearths a truly wealthy corpus of writings, comprising epic, lyric, comedy, satire, prose anecdotes, romance, saints' lives and devotional texts. This chronological historical past provides quotations within the unique Latin with English translations in verse or prose; Anglo-Latin metres are defined and exemplified in an appendix.
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47 Dominic, prior of Evesham (d. after 1130), wrote on Sts Egwin, Odulf, and Wistan, but his most important contribution to Anglo-Latin literature was his collection of miracles of the Virgin, one of the earliest made. 48 Verse lives of saints St Albans lives of Catherine and Elphege The late twelfth-century manuscript Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, MS 375 (apparently written at St Albans but sent to Christ Church, Canterbury) contains two unpublished verse saints' lives. They were originally in two separate booklets, but were almost certainly by the same author.
81) Plotinus seeks a chair and hall to teach: he seeks a place But not the subjects that he ought to teach. Other kinds of rhetorical repetition are common, such as epanalepsis: Crimen in omne ruis, quia non peccasse superbis, Te iustum esse putans, crimen in omne ruis (Epig. 113, 3-4) You fall headlong in every sin, for bragging that you don't; By claiming that you're just you fall in sin. 37 Many, especially those of people who died at Winchester, may have been known to Godfrey personally. Some may have been 18 GODFREY OF WINCHESTER intended for the kind of mortuary rolls discussed above.
38 Anselm is famous primarily for his philosophical and theological writings, but he is also of literary interest. Despite his opposition to the feast of the Immaculate Conception, he was active in promoting devotion. 39 They are not 'affective' in the later style (which stresses the pathos of the sufferings of Christ and the Virgin) and they do not meditate on biblical events, but they encourage this kind of devotion. '40 We also have two quite long poems concerning Anselm, both in elegiacs. One is on behalf of someone called Hugh, whose life and spiritual health are in danger; the other is a lament in praise of Anselm, shortly after his death.
A History of Anglo-Latin Literature, 1066-1422 by A. G. Rigg