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10. For a great survey of Roman laws relating marriage and sexual kin, see Brundage, legislation, intercourse, and Christian Society, 22. Brundage doesn't speak about Ovid yet does study the Lex Julia de adulteriis of 18 B. C. , supplying a transparent context within which to determine Ovid’s supposedly corruptive impression. eleven. See Huygens, Accessus advert Auctores, 35. The textual content is an accessus to the Ex Ponto. 12. Ars I, 31 ff. , and Ars III, 57–58, include those viewers requirements. thirteen. Wilkinson, Ovid Recalled, 121. 14. As Brundage notes, “Roman marriage, a minimum of one of the higher sessions, was once thinking about estate, politics, and power.... Paterfamiliae (male heads of families) had sex with their better halves in an effort to produce heirs for his or her estate who might proceed the lifestyles in their households” (Law, intercourse, and Christian Society, 22). in response to the Lex Julia, then, “upper-class girls have been forbidden to have sexual activity with somebody in any respect, retailer for his or her husbands” (30). 15. Medieval commentaries at the Remedia, operating from the hole of the textual content itself, repeat that youths have been suicidal or beaten via ardour. See Ghisalberti, “Medieval Biographies of Ovid,” forty five, appendix D. sixteen. “Sed, quaecumque uiris, uobis quoque dicta, puella, / credite: diuersis pattibus arma damus” (ll. 49–50). 17. In Ovid’s letter to his stepdaughter, a tender girl poet whom he calls Perilla (Tristia III, vii), we discover a sensitivity, encouragement, recognize, and popularity for the girl artist whom he compares to Sappho. 18. bankruptcy references are to the interpretation through Earl Jeffrey Richards. For the French, see the variation performed through Maureen Curnow, 647–49. 19. See Christine de Pizan, “Le Livre de l. a. Cité de Dames,” ed. Curnow, 926ff. , esp. 928–29. 20. See Pratt, “Jankyn’s e-book of Wikked Wives”; and the annotations within the Riverside Chaucer, ed. Benson (871), for fuller descriptions of the contents of Jankyn’s e-book. right here i've got pointed out the 3 significant works of the culture that determine most importantly within the Wife’s Prologue. at the Wife’s play with authority, see Leicester, The upset Self, 114–39. Dinshaw notes that the gynecological treatises attributed to the girl Trotula (mentioned as a part of Jankyn’s ebook) have been truly written through males, which testifies to the “correlation among the masculine silencing of women’s writing ... and the masculine keep watch over in their our bodies” (Chaucer’s Sexual Poetics, 20). 21. it truly is occasionally tough to specify medieval resources, specifically if tales are integrated in either the Metamorphoses and the affection poems. for instance, while Walter Map discusses the modesty of Penelope and the Sabine ladies and the vice of Scylla and Myrrha, he should be operating from the Ars Amatoria or from the “book of our bodies replaced. ” See De Nugis Curialium, 295. The Ars matches good into Jankyn’s ebook since it specializes in “female lust” and gives examples, a few, equivalent to the tale of Pasiphaë, acknowledged in better element than within the Metamorphoses. 22. Jerome, Epistola Adversus Jovinianum 1, forty eight, quoted in Riverside Chaucer, 872.

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