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dc.contributor.authorStone, Deirdre M
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-05
dc.date.available2013-03-05
dc.date.issued2013-03-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2123/8959
dc.description.abstractThis thesis consists of a translation of and commentary on the twelfth century Latin poem Mathematicus (otherwise known as De Patricida) (Vol. I) and a study of its literary contexts (Vol. II). This poem links the declamatory tradition handed down from the rhetorical schools of antiquity with the nascent secular drama of the twelfth century. At another level, it shows the continuation of the allegoresis of Virgil and the special place of Aenied VI in this tradition, making a connexion between Virgil and Dante. It opens up questions as to the survival of Stoic ideas, not only those incorporated in Christian dogma, and exposes the prominent place of the mythical figure of Hercules in the consciousness of the time. A study of the re-working of this and associated declamatory material by twelfth century poets gives insight into poetic craft at the time and outside of time, and a preliminary study of the manuscript tradition gives information on the literary culture in which the poem was copied.en_AU
dc.rightsThe author retains copyright of this thesis.
dc.subjecttwelfth century poetryen_AU
dc.subjectBernardus Silvestrisen_AU
dc.subjectMathematicusen_AU
dc.titleThe Mathematicus of Bernardus Silvestrisen_AU
dc.typeThesisen_AU
dc.date.valid1988-01-01en_AU
dc.type.thesisDoctor of Philosophyen_AU
usyd.facultyFaculty of Artsen_AU
usyd.departmentDepartment of Historyen_AU
usyd.degreeDoctor of Philosophy Ph.D.en_AU
usyd.awardinginstThe University of Sydneyen_AU


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