Chaucer as Teaching Aid in the Colonies

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Title

Chaucer as Teaching Aid in the Colonies

Subject

Chaucer, children’s education, education, child, children, juvenile, Prioress’s Tale, tabula rasa, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Ovid, Chaucerian, Chaucerian source, classical education

Description

The opinion piece,“Catallictics [mutatas dicere formas] An Introduction to New Speculations [In nova fert animus] takes it Latin from the first lines of Ovid’s Metamorphoses (In nova fert animus mutatas dicere formas corpora; I tell now of bodies changed to new (other) forms [HH]). The quoted Chaucerian text is extracted from its context or narrative of the Prioress’s Tale. Chaucer relied on Ovid, as did other medieval writers, but in this instance, Ovid, Chaucer, Catallus coalesce to showcase the sort of knowledge the well-educated new colonials imported from England.

Creator

Grey, Gaffer

Source

Colonial literary journal and weekly miscellany of useful information, vol. 1. 32 1845, p. 75-6

Date

1845

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Hyperlink

Language

English

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Citation

“Chaucer as Teaching Aid in the Colonies,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed June 19, 2018, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/251.