Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7150
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Kolve , V. A.
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  • Title: Ganymede / "Son of Getron": Medieval Monasticism and the Drama of Same-Sex Desire
  • Source: Speculum 73, 4 (October 1998): Pages 1014 - 1067.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Filius Getronis, Monastic Play from the Fleury Playbook Homosexuality Literature- Drama Monasticism Monks Oblation, Monastic Principle Vezelay, Yonne, France- Church of Sainte- Marie- Magdalene- Capital- Rape of Ganymede
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 10-11
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  • Illustrations: Eight figures. Figure One "The Rape of Ganymede" (Vézelay, Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene, Capital, first pillar). Figure Two Statue of Ganymede, Roman based on a Hellenistic original (Naples, Museo archeologico nazionale). Figure Three Close-up of the devil rejoicing at the rape of Ganymede. From the Vézelay capital. Figure Four Manuscript illumination showing child oblation (Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale Albert Ier, MS 5668-5669, fol. 108r). Circa 1320. Figure Five Herod tempted by Salomé, Capital (Toulouse, Cathedral of Saint-Etienne). Figure Six Fresco, School of Giotto, St. Nicholas rescues the boy Adeodatus. In the upper register Adeodatus acts as cupbearer to the king and in the lower register St. Nicholas restores Adeodatus to his family (Assisi, Basilica of Saint Francis, Lower Church, Chapel of the Holy Sacrament). Figure Seven Manuscript illumination in two roundels. Bishops and clergy embrace boys and in the accompanying roundel they reject them (Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, MS Vindobonensis 2554, fol. 36r. Figure Eight Carving above a portal of the story of Adeodatus. On the left he serves as cupbearer and on the right he is restored to his family (Lucca, Church of San Salvatore).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00387134
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