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By Anne L. Klinck

This assortment specializes in a woman's perspective in love poetry, and juxtaposes poems via girls and poems approximately ladies to elevate questions about how femininity is built. even supposing such a lot medieval ''woman's songs'' are both nameless or male-authored lyrics in a well-liked variety, the time period can usefully be increased to hide poetry composed through ladies, and poetry that's aristocratic or realized instead of well known. Poetry from old Greece and Rome that resonates with the medieval poems is additionally incorporated the following. Readers will discover a variety of voices, frequently echoing comparable issues, as ladies have a good time or lament, compliment or condemn, plead or curse, communicate in jest or in earnest, to males and to one another, approximately love.

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Bγχυ δ’ εvμαρε σjνετον π ησαι πbντι το τ’, i γnρ π λυ περσκNθοισα κbλλο iνθρ πων ’EλNνα τ ν hνδρα τ ν . . hριστον It’s perfectly easy to make everyone understand this, for she who far exceeded all mortals in beauty, Helen, left the noblest man, καλλgποισ’ Oβα ’ Tροgαν πλNοισα κωSδP πα δο οSδP φgλων τοκxων πbμπαν Rμνbσθη, iλλn παρbγαγ’ αvταν . . -σαν and went sailing off to Troy. ] carried her away . . ... . -με ν ν ’Aνακτορgα σ’ οS παρεοgσα , ... And now I remember Anactoria, who’s gone.

7–11. 4. Bec distinguishes between “une féminité génétique,” in which the author is known to be a woman, and “une féminité textuelle,” in which the lyric “I” is a woman (“Trobairitz et chansons de femme” 235–36). 5. The actual performance of songs is an important subject, which, however, lies outside the scope of the present book. , Songs of the Women Trouvères, 44–56, 188–251, and passim. , Teaching Medieval Lyric with Modern Technology, includes music, as well as facsimiles, editions, and translations.

I’m almost going to die, it seems to me. δ’ αvτικα χρu π ρ Sπαδεδρ μακεν, ππbτεσσι δ’ οSδPν ρημμ’, Rπιβρ μεισι δ’ hκουαι, †Nκαδε† μ’ δρω κακχNεται, τρ μο δP πα σαν hγρει, χλωροτNρα δP ποgα Oμμι, τεθνbκην δ’ λgγω ’πιδεjη φαgνομ’ Oμ’ αvτF. iλλn πnν τ λματον, Rπε †κα πNνητα† But everything must be borne, for even a poor man Meter: Sapphic stanza. Sappho 47, 102, 105c, 111, 130, 140 In archaic Greek poetry, Eros (both the god and “desire”) is by no means a gentle and amiable power. It is a mysterious and invincible external force, attacking and overwhelming the lover—in 47 with the violence of a storm.

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