By Anne L. Klinck
This assortment makes a speciality of a woman's perspective in love poetry, and juxtaposes poems through ladies and poems approximately girls to elevate questions on how femininity is developed. even though such a lot medieval "woman's songs" are both nameless or male-authored lyrics in a favored kind, the time period can usefully be increased to hide poetry composed by way of girls, and poetry that's aristocratic or discovered instead of renowned. Poetry from old Greece and Rome that resonates with the medieval poems is usually incorporated the following. Readers will discover a diversity of voices, usually echoing comparable topics, as ladies have fun or lament, compliment or condemn, plead or curse, converse in jest or in earnest, to males and to one another, approximately love.
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33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. ancient and medieval woman’s song responsive than the canso domna and more dignified than the pastourelle shepherdess” (75). An example of the latter, with Christian overtones, would be the tenth-century Latin Phoebi claro (“When bright Phoebus has not yet risen”), with a refrain in early Occitan. For a translation of Phoebi claro, see Wilhelm 8–9; Latin text, Wilhelm 299–301. Deyermond analyzes male–female dialogues in several languages, and suggests the form was an adaptation of the pastourelle initiated by the troubadour Raimbaut de Vaqueiras’s debate between an Occitan-speaking man and a Genoese woman.
J. I. T. Croally, Euripidean Polemic: The Trojan Women and the Function of Tragedy (1994). On Theocritus’s Epithalamion for Helen, see Maria Pantelia, “Theocritus at Sparta,” Hermes 123 (1995): 76–81. And on women and cult in Locri, Bonnie MacLachlan, “Love, War, and the Goddess in Fifth-Century Locri,” The Ancient World 26 (1995): 203–23—a possible background to the Locrian Song. 18 ancient and medieval woman’s song The Archaic Period Alcman 26—A Partheneion or Maidens’ Song Fragment of a choral poem to be sung and danced by young women at a religious festival.
An Anthology of Ancient and Medieval Woman's Song by Anne L. Klinck