Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hervieux: Fabulistes Latins II

Les Fabulistes Latins, by Leopold Hervieux. Volume 2: 1894.

Volume 2 of Hervieux's Fabulistes latins contains the prose paraphrases of Phaedrus from Middle Ages, along with some versions of the fables in verse form, too. Many of these collections go under the name of "Romulus" (both prose and verse) and you will also find these authors in Volume 2: Ademar of Chabannes, Vincent Beauvais, the fables sometimes attributed to Walter of England (also known as the "Anonymous of Nevelet"), and Alexander Nequam. There is an extremely useful "Synoptic Table" (in French) which organizes the fables alphabetically by type, starting on p. 763 of the book.


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