By Jeffrey Bardzell

In his Plaint of Nature (De planctu Naturae), Alan of Lille bases a lot of his argument opposed to sin mostly and homosexuality particularly at the declare that either volume to undesirable grammar. The e-book explores the philosophical makes use of of grammar that have been so formative of Alan’s considering in significant writers of the previous generations, together with Garland the Computist, St. Anselm, and Peter Abelard. a few of the linguistic theories on which those thinkers count come from Priscian, an influential sixth-century grammarian, who relied extra at the historic culture of Stoic linguistic idea than the Aristotelian one in elaborating his grammatical thought.


Against this backdrop, the booklet presents a studying of Prudentius’ Psychomachia and provides an research of allegory in gentle of Stoic linguistic idea that contrasts different glossy theories of allegorical signification and readings of Prudentius. The publication establishes that Stoic linguistic thought is suitable with and certain in part formative of either the allegorical medium itself and the guidelines expressed inside of it, particularly as they seemed within the allegories of Prudentius, Boethius, and Alan.

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