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  • Record Number: 1384
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Holsinger , Bruce and David Townsend
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  • Title: Ovidian Homoerotics in Twelfth-century Paris: The Letters of Leoninus, Poet and Polyphone [The authors analyze two Latin poems by Leoninus, a cathedral canon in Paris. Leoninus uses echoes from Ovid not only to establish a playful, loving exchange with his male addressees but, according to Holsinger and Townsend, to celebrate male-male sexual consummation as "a noble and ennobling pursuit." The Appendix presents the Latin texts of the two poems from Bibliothèque nationale MS Latin 14759 ("On a Ring Given by Cardinal Henry" and "To a Friend Who Will Come for the Festival of the Staff") along with English translations. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source URL: GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 8, 3 (2002): 389-423. Link Info target = '_blank'>GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 8, 3 (2002): 389-423. Link Info
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  • Article Type: Edition of Text;Journal Article;Translation
  • Subject (See Also): Homoeroticism in Literature Homosexuality in Literature Latin Literature Leoninus, Canon and Poet Literature- Verse Ovid, Ancient Poet Sources
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Colorado (Holsinger);University of Toronto (Townsend)
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English;Latin
  • ISSN/ISBN: 10642684
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