This paper offers the analysis of Carmina Burana (CB) 93a (Cum Fortuna voluit me vivere beatum), a short poem which introduces a topic incidentally present in many classical and medieval lyrics: the lament for the arrival of old age, which forecloses the pursuit of love. The imagery and the themes of this poem are related to Horace, carm. III 26 (Vixi puellis nuperidoneus). The medieval poet adds some symbolic and christian themes like the unicorn and the separation of wheat and chaff (Mt. 3, 12), more appropriate to the XIIIth century and in the prospect of salvation.
|Numero di pagine||9|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2017|