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Johannes De Hauvilla: Architrenius: John Of Hauvilla

byJohannes de HauvillaEditorWinthrop Wetherbee, Peter Dronke

Paperback | January 19, 2006

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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.
Title:Johannes De Hauvilla: Architrenius: John Of HauvillaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.71 inPublished:January 19, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521405661

ISBN - 13:9780521405669

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Architrenius (Prologue and nine books); Notes to the text; Selected bibliography; Index of names.

Editorial Reviews

"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