IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1222: Ancient Presences, II: Latin Literature in Spain and Italy

Wednesday 13 July 2005, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Medieval Studies Program, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Organiser:Andrew Laird, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Warwick
Moderator/Chair:Andrew Laird, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Warwick
Paper 1222-aOvid and the Libro de Buen Amor
(Language: English)
Bruce Gibson, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Liverpool
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Latin, Language and Literature - Spanish and Portuguese, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
Paper 1222-bRewriting Virgil: Maffeo Vegio and the Classics
(Language: English)
Emma Buckley, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Rhetoric
Paper 1222-cBattista Mantovano and the Problem of Classical Sources
(Language: English)
Daniela Marrone, Dipartimento Scienze dell'Antichità, Università degli Studi di Padova
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
Abstract

This session will explore the creative tensions between ancient Latin poets and later medieval authors. The first presentation will assess the extensive influence of the Roman poet Ovid on the ‘Libro de Buen Amor’ – an early and highly influential vernacular Spanish text. The other two presentations will examine the presence of classical poetry in two Italian humanist authors who wrote in Latin: Vegio’s use of Virgil as a vehicle of self-presentation and and Mantovano’s response to those who opposed the use of such pagan classical models.