Rhetorics of Reason and Desire: Vergil, Augustine, and the Troubadours
Rhetorics of Reason and Desire traces the appearance of rhetoric in key literary works from classical times to the Middle Ages, focusing on the reception and transformation of Ciceronian rhetoric in Vergil's Aeneid, Augustine's Confessions and On Christian Doctrine, and the lyrics of the early troubadours.
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Desire and the Rhetorical Tradition i
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Augustine and the Reincorporation of Desire
Adam Eve and the paralytic Mag D 37
Veiled orans Pri L 5
Three boys in the furnace with raven Pri L 12
Three boys in the furnace with hand of God Mag D 25 75
Rhetorical Anxiety in Troubadour Lyric
Legacy of the Divine Spark
Aeneas Aeneid alba animi Annunciation asserts assumptions AugStud Augustine Augustine's rhetoric Augustinian becomes Camilla Carthage catacomb paintings character Christ Christian rhetoric Cicero Ciceronian classical rhetoric Confessions context conversion cupiditas Daedalus depicted Dido Dido and Aeneas Dido's divine spark doctrina christiana dominatrix eloquence epic ex nihilo figure gloss Guilhem hermeneutics hermeneutics of charity hierarchy humanist humanist rhetoric Icarus implied insists inveniendo inventione Isocrates Juno Juno's Jupiter lady language Latin lover Mary means Medea metaphor moral myth narrative offers orans orator oratory paradigm participation passage passion persuasion plot poem poet Raimbaut d'Aurenga rational reading reason and desire relationship rewriting rhetorical model rhetorical system rhetorical tradition role Roman Rome scene Scriptures Seventh Letter shift simile song speak speaker and audience speech story structure suppressed tale tion treatise Troilus trouba troubadour lyric truth Turnus ultimately understanding Vergil Via Latina Vitruvius voice words