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J. B Lethbridge

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780719079627

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719079627.001.0001

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The Equinoctial Boar: Venus and Adonis in Spenser’s Garden, Shakespeare’s Epyllion, and Richard III’s England

The Equinoctial Boar: Venus and Adonis in Spenser’s Garden, Shakespeare’s Epyllion, and Richard III’s England

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(p.168) The Equinoctial Boar: Venus and Adonis in Spenser’s Garden, Shakespeare’s Epyllion, and Richard III’s England
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Shakespeare and Spenser
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Anne Lake Prescott

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719079627.003.0006

This chapter addresses two suggestions for further thought on Faerie Queene and Venus and Adonis, Shakespeare's Richard III and the boar of winter. It reviews the primary mythographical tradition on the story's figures, including the boar that wounded Adonis on what some called his thigh and others his genitalia. The chapter then studies the suggestion that what mythographers have in mind is not only the coming of winter, but also what is happening in the circling zodiac and along the horizon.

Keywords:   boar of winter, Richard III, mythographical tradition, coming of winter, zodiac

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