<p>Abstract:</p><p>In two of her major narrative works, the <i>Book of Fortuneâs Mutacion</i> and the <i>Book of the City of Ladies</i>, Christine de Pizan revisits the encounter of Ulysses with Circe, who changes his reckless companions into pigs before becoming his lover and ally. Following Homer, Classical and Hellenistic philosophers will focus on Ulysses as a figure of moderation, in contrast with the brutish sailors unable to resist the temptations of the senses. The initiatory features of the Homeric Circe are largely suppressed in Ovidâs <i>Metamorphoses</i>, on which a vast majority of medieval representations are based. Even as she follows the Ovidian narrative, Christine de Pizan recasts the figure of the goddess, emphasizing her magical knowledge and playing down her sensuality. The specificity of Christine de Pizanâs perspective on seduction and wisdom must be read in light of late medieval transformations of the Ovidian narrative, from vernacular adaptations of Boethiusâ <i>Consolation of Philosophy</i>, to Boccaccioâs <i>De Claris Mulieribus</i>. This essay identifies common elements across Christine de Pizanâs multiple iterations of the myth from her mythographic ballads to the <i>Book of the City of Ladies</i> to study the ways in which she redirects its exemplarity, attenuating its misogynistic aspects, as transmitted in particular by the fourteenth-century <i>Ovide moralisÃ©</i>.</p>
French Forum – University of Nebraska Press
Published: Aug 17, 2018
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