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Guido Oldrini notes in the first article, "Les strategies du combat chez Ramus et les ramistes," that Ramus's proposal to simplify the Paris curriculum won him acrimony or hyperdulia that crossed all barriers.
Thomas Aquinas describes the special honour paid to Mary as hyperdulia, that is, a veneration that exceeds that paid to other saints.
The devotional movement in this poem from adoration of Mary to worship of Christ is predicated on a traditional Catholic distinction Constable makes in his treatise on Huguenot beliefs between latria, or the praise due to Christ, and hyperdulia, or the special veneration due to Mary.