Per il «Doligamus» di Adolfo di Vienna: le “fabulae” VIII e IX, ovvero alcune variazioni sul tema

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The «Doligamus», a latin work of 342 elegiac couplets and 7 leonine hexameters of the beginnings of XIVth century (1315), is strictly inserted in the misogynous clerical poetry which had a big diffusion during the Middle Ages. His author, Adolph of Vienna, draws from the tradition of "exempla" and "fabulae" for condemning, in his nine "fabulae", the dreadful manners of women, adulterous wives or diabolic old females. This paper, after a general presentation on the author and the work, offers an analysis of the lost two "fabulae" of the «Doligamus» (fab. VIIIth and IXth), in his plot, sources, style, language and, expecially, in the several “variations on the theme” in the literary production of short stories and "exempla" between XIIIth and XIVth centuries.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)1-57
Number of pages57
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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