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Parabola V, De Tribus Filiabus Regis

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Parabola V betrays much of the similitudo. The substance is reined in tight analogies, and there is not much room for surplus of meaning. The parable is first and foremost a narration about the anatomy of the corpus of virtues and vices. This chapter focuses partly on the structure on which this anatomy hinges: the civitas of the human soul and the arcesand domus within it, partly on the other topographical allusions of the parable. In this parable, the topographical impetus is to a great extent of an auxiliary nature. The city offers structure to the presentation of the virtues, and the Babylonian allusions offer biblical horror to their dissolution. One of the main functions of the parable is perhaps that it serves as a negative foil for the key characteristics of the other parables.

Keywords: arces; Babylonian allusions; biblical text; civitas; domus; Parabola V; spiritual topography; vices; virtues



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