Episode 27: When Is a Rose Not a Rose?

This week we feature something very lovely indeed: Paul Brians delivers a lecture on the history of the rose in art.

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Links:
There Is No Rose of Such Virtue
Mediaeval Song, by James J. Wilhelm
David Camden’s translation of Florus
Thomas Parnell’s translation of “The Vigil of Venus”
Fragonard’s The Sacrifice of the Rose
Sting’s interpretation of “Come away, come, sweet love”
John McCormack: “Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes”

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