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  • Note 55: Dinant, p. 23: "Dicit autem ARISTOTELES feminam quodammodo esse marem imperfectum et eius menstruum sanguinem esse indigestum sperma; similem superfluitatem esse sperma viri et menstruum sanguinem mulieris excepto quod superfluitas hec maior in femina est et colorem retinet sanguineum propter defectum caloris digerentis." back

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • Sometimes it was divided into two parts, as now in the Roman Breviary, the second part beginning with "O gloriosa Domina" (or "femina").

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • And there tended to be a similar sort of distinction — though perhaps less starkly delineated — between 3rd-dec. mulier, mulieris (“adult female human”) and 1st-dec. femina, feminae (“a lovely, curvy, nurturing, MILF-y Real Woman”).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » PC

  • Literary references to individual imperial women as princeps femina include Ovid, Epistulae ex Ponto 3.1.125 and Ovid, Tristia 1.6.25; the anonymous Consolatio ad Liviam 303 (all referring to Livia); and Macrobius, Saturnalia 2.5.6 (referring to both Livia and Julia).

    Caesars’ Wives

  • To some ancient observers such women epitomized an aberrant category of female described in Roman literature as a dux femina a woman general, an oxymoron of a title that implied an unnatural combination of male and female characteristics.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • The philosopher Seneca called her a gravis femina a “serious” or “dignified” woman for her robust advice given many years later to a disgraced great-nephew on how to face his punishment like a man.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • Presumably, you meant 'Pro homine (or pro femina) changes'.

    What should Ming have done?

  • This one and O gloriosa femina or sometimes "O gloriosa domina" are sung to the same tune.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Streamside herbaceous communities are typically lush with Pacific sword fern, deer fern (Blechnum spicant) and lady fern (Atherium filix-femina), and often include Oxalis (Oxalis oregona).

    South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Oregon

  • I do know, though, that the hymns listed for Mattins and Lauds in Hymn-melodies for the whole year from the Sarum service-books (which hymns are notated "as on the Feast of the Conception") are sung to the same tune; the hymn is called "O gloriosa femina" (or "O gloriosa domina") at Lauds, and "Quem terra, pontus, ethera" at Mattins.

    Office Hymns, etc, for the Feast of the Annunciation


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