44) The lauzengier seeks, in epic literature, to defame a fellow knight in front of the feudal lord, while in lyric poetry the lauzengier is always intent on slandering and calumniating
the lover in order to break his relationship with the lady.
How, for example, does one reconcile Simon Watney's passionate claim that at the core of Felix's art are issues of "systematic remembering and forgetting, of memorializing and calumniating
gay men who have died from AIDS" with Miwon Kwon's contention that the "consistent presence of intimacy-in-distance and distance-in-intimacy as a conjoined dynamic" is "the key to FGT's overall artistic practice, a fundamental preoccupation of his life, and the foundation of his politics"?
Sclater seems to have been quoting from memory, remembering section 12, in which Cicero cites the example of the calumniating
Gaius Fimbria, who shamelessly slandered a man of great virtue who, on the contrary, deserved high praise.