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Johannes de Hauvilla : Architrenius - Johannes De Hauvilla

Johannes de Hauvilla


Hardcover Published: 27th January 1995
ISBN: 9780521405430
Number Of Pages: 312

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Architrenius is a vivacious and influential Latin satirical poem 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, court, and schools of late twelfth-century Europe. The directness with which the poem engages social, psychological, and sexual problems anticipates the work of great vernacular writers such as Chaucer. Winthrop Wetherbee's prose translation is presented alongside the original Latin, and augmented by an introduction and extensive notes.

"This translation performs a useful service. It makes available to the non-Latinist (including the moderately competent Latinist) a poem that enjoyed a surprising popularity. It is not a task that I would have wished to take on myself." Speculum-A Journal of Medieval Studies

Architrenius (Prologue and nine books)
Notes to the text
Selected bibliography
Index of names
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521405430
ISBN-10: 0521405432
Series: Cambridge Medieval Classics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 27th January 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.55