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Confessio Amantis, Volume 2

By John Gower Edited by Russell A Peck Translated by Andrew Galloway

Confessio Amantis, Volume 2
Paperback, 364 pages £27.50
Published: 2013
ISBN: 9781580441797
Format: 254mm x 178mm
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Subjects: Literary Studies, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: TEAMS Middle English Texts Series

The complete text of John Gower's Confessio Amantis is a three-volume edition, including all Latin components - with translations - of this bilingual poem and extensive glosses, bibliography, and explanatory notes. Volume 2 contains Books 2, 3, and 4, which follow in their structure the outline of Vice and its children found in the early French poem the Mirour de l'Omme.

Acknowledgments Introduction Confessio Amantis Book 2: Envy i. On Envy Sorrow for Another's Joy Tale of Acis and Galatea ii. Joy Over Another's Grief Tale of the Travelers and the Angel iii. Detraction Tale of Constance Tale of Demetrius and Perseus iv. False-Semblant Tale of Deianira, Hercules, and Nessus v. Supplantation Tale of Geta and Amphitrion Tale of the False Bachelor Tale of Pope Boniface vi. The Pallor of Envy Charity and Pity as Remedy Tale of Constantine and Sylvester Book 3: Wrath i. On Melancholy Tale of Canace and Machaire Tale of Tiresias and the Snakes ii. Contention Patience of Socrates Of Jupiter, Juno, and Tiresias Tale of Phebus and Cornide Jupiter and Laar iii. Hate Tale of King Namplus and the Greeks iv. Contek and Homicide Tale of Diogenes and Alexander Tale of Pyramus and Thisbe On Daunger Tale of Phebus and Daphne Tale of Athemas and Demephon Tale of Orestes v. Evil of War Tale of Alexander and the Pirate On Crusades Tale of Telaphus and Teucer Book 4: Sloth i. On Lachesce, or Procrastination Tale of Aeneas and Dido Tale of Ulysses and Penelope The Great Clerk Grosseteste The Foolish Virgins ii. Pusillamite, or Cowardice Pygmalion and His Statue Tale of Iphis and Iante iii. Forgetfulness Tale of Demophon and Phyllis iv. Negligence Tale of Phaeton Tale of Icarus v. Idleness Tale of Rosiphelee Tale of Jephthah's Daughter vi. Decerte, or Meritoriousness Tale of Nauplus and Ulysses Examples of Prowess: Protesilaus Saul Education of Achilles Tale of Hercules and Achelons Penthesilea, Philemenis, Aeneas Gentilesse vii. On the Uses of Labor Discoverers and Inventors Alchemy Three Philosopher Stones First Alchemists Letters and Language viii. Somnolence On Dreams Tale of Ceix and Alceone Prayer of Cephalus Tale of Argus and Mercury ix. Tristesse and Despondency Tale of Iphis and Araxarathen Explanatory Notes Textual Notes Bibliography Illustration Figure 1, MS Bodley 902, Fol. 8r.

Russell A. Peck is Professor of English at the University of Rochester. He is currently the editor of the Middle English Texts Series. Andrew Galloway is Professor of English at Cornell University. He specializes in medieval English literature and its contexts, as well as medieval Latin literature.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 364 pages
 254mm x 178mm

BIC Code:
 Medieval Institute Publications


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