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1. Record Number: 9179
Author(s): Holsinger, Bruce and David Townsend
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: GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 8, 3 (2002): 389-423. Link Info
Year of Publication: 2002.