integumentum


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En estos casos el lenguaje tropico deriva, a partir del concepto de alegoria como metafora continuada (Lausberg [section] 895), hacia la alegoresis, en la que la alegoria pasa de tropo retorico a un metodo exegetico, un programa de lectura (Irvine 139) en el cual el principio de la obscuritas se basa en la paradoja de un integumentum en apariencia diafano.
It is the latter, exclusionary, aspect of integumentum that is of particular interest here.
The nesting of discursive or narrative shells or boxes, one within another, recalls the Augustinian cliche of the occulted allegorical text, one which always demands that the initiated reader be able to penetrate beyond integumentum into substantia, beyond lettera into spiritus.