& Actor: A Narratological Reading of Apuleius's Golden Ass, Berkeley: University of California Press.
The unseen Doctor Auctor
-Latin for ``creator'' -appears to be taking genetic modification a stage too far.
It is not surprising that the witness' gesture is also that of the poet, the auctor
and Actor: A Narratological Reading of Apuleius' 'Golden Ass' (Berkeley/Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1985), p.
Joseph of Exeter's Ilias and Benoit de Sainte-Maure's Roman de Troie are analysed in terms of the interaction between four of Macrobius' key concepts: auctor
(first author), imitator (rewriter), mutuatio (selection of sources), and mutatio (adaptation of sources, or invention).
Non satis hoc Phoebo est (is enim fuit auctor
honoris): Ipse suos gemitus foliis inscribit et AI Al Flos habet inscriptum, funestaque littera ducta est.
By-fore euery mater, and I may, The Auctor
shal, by my bone That Clarkus shal not after say These newe fables wrote a fone.
Au thor," on the other hand, goes back to Latin auctor
("one who increases, or causes to grow"), from the verb augere ("to increase, to grow").
By virtue of a reverential procedure rendered traditional in critical practice, the idiolect of the auctor
establishes authority and goes perhaps even beyond his wishes.
Gijsbert Karel van Hogendorp, 1762-1834, is the auctor
intellectualis of the Dutch Kingdom's first Constitution (1814).
13) As Alistair Minnis's explication of authority suggests, the overlap between religious and literary authority was significant in the Middle Ages: after all, "to have 'intrinsic worth,' a literary work had to conform, in one way or another, with Christian truth; an auctor
had to say the right things.
suggests that such terrifying depictions of a society that is sick with violence are incompatible with forward-looking bureaucratic oblivion.