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Johannes de Hauvilla: Architrenius

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  • Date Published: January 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521405669

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  • The Architrenius is a vivacious and influential Latin satirical poem in nine books dating from 1184. It describes the journey of a young man (the 'Arch-Weeper') on the threshold of maturity, confronting the ills of the church, the court, and the schools of late twelfth-century Europe. Dramatising the human tendency towards vice and the vanity of worldly things, the poem is full of social commentary and flights of brilliant description. There are characteristic scenes in which a desire that combines prurience with frank sexuality is set against a quasi-religious idealism. The directness with which the poem engages social and psychological problems anticipates the work of the great vernacular writers Boccaccio and Chaucer. Winthrop Wetherbee's prose translation is presented alongside the original Latin, and augmented by an introduction and extensive notes.

    • The first published translation in any language of an important poem
    • A direct satirical address to sexual, social, and psychological issues
    • Latin original reproduced alongside spirited modern prose translation
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    • Date Published: January 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521405669
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    Architrenius (Prologue and nine books)
    Notes to the text
    Selected bibliography
    Index of names.

  • Author

    Johannes de Hauvilla

    Editor

    Winthrop Wetherbee

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