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By Anne L. Klinck (eds.)

This assortment specializes in a woman's perspective in love poetry, and juxtaposes poems by way of ladies and poems approximately ladies to elevate questions about how femininity is built. even though such a lot medieval 'woman's songs' are both nameless or male-authored lyrics in a well-liked type, the time period can usefully be extended to hide poetry composed by means of ladies, and poetry that's aristocratic or discovered instead of renowned. Poetry from historic Greece and Rome that resonates with the medieval poems can also be integrated right here. Readers will discover a variety of voices, usually echoing related issues, as ladies celebrate or lament, compliment or condemn, plead or curse, converse in jest or in earnest, to males and to one another, approximately love.

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See “The Conception of Female Roles,” Klinck and Rasmussen 152–67. See Ashley 39. Cf. the use of the word “die” for sexual climax, a common poetic metaphor in English literature of the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, as the Oxford English Dictionary’s examples show (see definition 7d, OED, under the verb “die”). See Jensen, The Earliest Portuguese Lyrics 266–68; Medieval Galician-Portuguese Poetry cxiv–cxv. See, respectively, her book Woman as Image and her article “Male Fantasy and Female Reality”; here, 67.

At least if there perhaps had been a child of mine 36 ancient and medieval woman’s song ante fugam suboles, si quis mihi parvulus aula luderet Aeneas, qui te tamen ore referret, 330 non equidem omnino capta ac deserta viderer. 365 nec tibi diva parens generis nec Dardanus auctor, perfide, sed duris genuit te cautibus horrens Caucasus Hyrcanaeque admorunt ubera tigres. nam quid dissimulo aut quae me ad maiora reservo? num fletu ingemuit nostro? num lumina flexit? 370 num lacrimas victus dedit aut miseratus amantem est?

Cμνιοισdν μNλο . . -οι lπνον iπ γλεφbρων σκεδασε γλυκjν . . - δN μ’ hγει πεδ’ iγaν’ μεν μbλιστα κ μαν ξανθnν τινbξω. ] my heart . . songs . . to listen to . . voice . . singing the lovely melody ... [She] will scatter sweet sleep from my eyelids, and leads me to go to the contest-place [where] eagerly I’ll toss my yellow hair. . σχ- . . rπαλο π δε ... . tender feet ... lines 11–60 missing 65 70 75 80 85 λυσιμελε τε π σH, τακερ τερα δ’ lπνω κα σανbτω ποτιδNρκεται.

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