The Metamorphoses was translated into French and moralized
as the Ovide moralise in the early fourteenth century, possibly at the request of Clemence of Hungary.
Indeed, for many of our foes, we're dangerous not because we've misrepresented the truth but for precisely the opposite reason: We embody a truth they don't want to face - the truth that homosexuality is a widespread, naturally occurring orientation that cannot be willed, wished, prayed, argued, or moralized
out of existence.
Unable to give any satisfactory explanation for the great Roman baths -- mere entertainment was an inconceivable justification -- Alberti (without whom, as the editors might have said, this volume could never have been written) moralized
: the great empty spaces could not have been purely for gossiping crowds -- the average Roman citizen must therefore have been a philosopher, earnestly debating the toss wit his fellows within the splendours of classical architecture.
(A well-known example that she cites is Lysander's rejection in A Midsummer Night's Dream of Hermia as "Ethiop" and "tawny Tartar.") This perspective yields startling and fruitful results: perhaps most striking is the rereading of the familiar, traditionally moralized
"fair"/"dark" binary in the English Petrarchan lyric (e.g., in Sidney's Astrophel and Stella) as participating in the discourse of race.
Certainly, Glissenti's Philosopher has dramatically moralized
and spiritualized work, which now is the chief conduit for unremitting sin.
Levenson explores the weaknesses in Antonio Saviolo's moralized
account, in the Practise (1595), of the difference between the Spanish and the Italian styles of fencing, the former championed by Tybalt.