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Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199653782

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.001.0001

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Alan of Lille, Anticlaudianus, CA. 1182

Alan of Lille, Anticlaudianus, CA. 1182

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(p.518) Alan of Lille, Anticlaudianus, CA. 1182
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Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric
Author(s):
Rita Copeland, Ineke Sluiter
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0029

This chapter discusses Anticlaudianus, a cosmological poem written by Alan of Lille around 1182. Taking its inspiration from the great cosmological writings of the twelfth century, including the Cosmographia of Bernardus Silvestris, Anticlaudianus deals with knowledge and perfection. It also offers lessons on poetics as well as grammar and rhetoric, not to mention philosophy. Anticlaudianus is considered by Ralph of Longchamps (ca. 1212) as a compendium of the liberal arts.

Keywords:   grammar, Anticlaudianus, cosmological poem, Alan of Lille, knowledge, perfection, poetics, rhetoric, liberal arts

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