The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century
Examines the old historical past and significant cultural advancements of the Mediaeval Renaissance.
Thereafter, and to his successor, Anselm, abbot from 1079 to 1°92. Canonist and maybe civilian at Pavia, at Bec Lanfranc turns out to have committed himself mainly to the trivium and theology, with a lot realization to the right kind copying of biblical and patristic manuscripts. Anselm wrote his vital theological treatises at Bec, attacking the doctrines of Roscellinus as Lanfranc had withstood Berengar, in order that within the leader theological controversies of the century orthodoxy stumbled on its chief at.
Than Chartres, and makes a much less reverent or at the least a extra pagan impact upon us; nor can it boast any grasp like Bernard or any scholar equivalent to John of Salisbury. maybe its tools of analysis have been much less thorough than these which in I p. R. L. Poole, IliuJlrations of tht historical past oj Mediaeval rthought (1920), 102. THE LATIN CLASSICS 103 John describes. however, Virgil, Ovid, and Lucan have been there held in excessive esteem, and the glosses of a undeniable grasp Arnold on Lucan and Ovid have.
Nature of Horace" whereas analyzing his works. the center a long time have been not anything if no longer ethical and didactic. John of Salisbury, who often cites those poets and Persius, calls all of them ethici, and plenty of a tag of Horace is valued for its worldly knowledge. The Satires and Epistles of Horace have been, it will look, extra extremely popular and extra usually quoted than the Odes and Epodes, although one wonders simply how a lot ethical edification was once 110 THE 12th CENTURY derived from convinced satires. The Odes.
Mediaeval and particularly Christian parts. The Roman theatres disappeared with the Roman empire, to the good pride of the leaders of the Christian church, and the performs of the Latin dramatists survived basically in books that have been little learn, even from time to time of revived curiosity within the classics. So while Terence was once imitated by way of Hrotswitha and Plautus not directly by way of Vitalis, their compositions weren't intended to be acted, and the so-called elegiac comedies of the 12th century, the Aida of.