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231–43. Some doubts concerning the strength of this evidence are raised in Karen Green, ‘Philosophy and Metaphor: The Significance of Christine’s Blunders’, Parergon 22 (2005), 119–36; and Green, ‘On Translating Christine de Pizan as a Philosopher’, pp. 109–28. However, Green provides evidence of Christine’s familiarity with Oresme’s translation of the Politics in ‘Phronesis Feminised’. Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics, trans. H. Rackham, Loeb Classical Library (London: Heinemann, 1982), book x i x , 1141b8; A.
25; L’ advision, p. 30. Geryon, Dante’s image of Fraud, appears in Inferno x v i , lines 127–36 and x v i i , 1–42 and 79–136, where Dante refers to him as ‘colei che tutto’l mondo apuzza’ [the one that makes the whole world stink] (Inferno x v i i , 3). For the text and translation of Inferno, see Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: Inferno, ed. Robert M. Durling and Ronald L. Martinez (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996), vol. i . 23, p. 34; L’ advision, p. 40. 22 Women’ s political thought in Europe, 1400–1700 method of political prophecy derived from Joachim, who expounded the Apocalyptic writings of John.
Epistle v is addressed to the people and princes of Italy, urging them to receive and welcome Henry VII. Epistle v i is addressed to the Florentines as they opposed his coming, and the third (Epistle v i i ) is addressed to Henry VII, imploring him to come to Tuscany and set the Florentines straight. See Marjorie Reeves, ‘Dante and the Prophetic View of History’, in The World of Dante: Essays on Dante and His Times, ed. Cecil Grayson (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980), pp. 44–60. 35 In the chapters alluded to here, Christine tells the story of a Crowned Lady who is, on the most obvious allegorical interpretation, France.