The Ages of Man in Two Middle English Oedipus Narratives.

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    • Abstract:
      This essay demonstrates how two middle English Oedipus narratives—the South English Legendary 's "Life of Judas" and the opening section of John Lydgate's Siege of Thebes —invoke the "ages of man" topos differently in order to dramatize why an individual deviates from normative development. The "Life of Judas" alludes to the topos to speculate about character psychology and pathological development and thus crafts a medieval "popular" psychology. In the Siege of Thebes, the "ages of man" system exemplifies an idealized counterpoint to Edippus's pathological development and explains why his existence is at odds with the Theban polis. The essay ends by considering evidence that Sigmund Freud may have known these medieval Oedipus narratives and situates these stories as distant preludes to the Freudian Oedipus complex. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Full Text Word Count:
      15364
    • ISSN:
      0039-3738
    • Accession Number:
      134123026
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    • ABNT:
      LIM, G. The Ages of Man in Two Middle English Oedipus Narratives. Studies in Philology, [s. l.], v. 116, n. 1, p. 1–34, 2019. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=134123026. Acesso em: 9 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Lim G. The Ages of Man in Two Middle English Oedipus Narratives. Studies in Philology. 2019;116(1):1-34. Accessed August 9, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=134123026
    • APA:
      Lim, G. (2019). The Ages of Man in Two Middle English Oedipus Narratives. Studies in Philology, 116(1), 1–34.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Lim, Gary. 2019. “The Ages of Man in Two Middle English Oedipus Narratives.” Studies in Philology 116 (1): 1–34. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=134123026.
    • Harvard:
      Lim, G. (2019) ‘The Ages of Man in Two Middle English Oedipus Narratives’, Studies in Philology, 116(1), pp. 1–34. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=134123026 (Accessed: 9 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Lim, G 2019, ‘The Ages of Man in Two Middle English Oedipus Narratives’, Studies in Philology, vol. 116, no. 1, pp. 1–34, viewed 9 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Lim, Gary. “The Ages of Man in Two Middle English Oedipus Narratives.” Studies in Philology, vol. 116, no. 1, Winter 2019, pp. 1–34. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=134123026.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Lim, Gary. “The Ages of Man in Two Middle English Oedipus Narratives.” Studies in Philology 116, no. 1 (Winter 2019): 1–34. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=134123026.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Lim G. The Ages of Man in Two Middle English Oedipus Narratives. Studies in Philology [Internet]. 2019 Winter [cited 2020 Aug 9];116(1):1–34. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=134123026