Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Gartner: Dicteria Proverbialia

Dicteria Proverbialia, Rhythmica, Ab Antiquitate Mutuata, Et Doctrinam Ethicam Complectentia by Andreas Gartner (1598)

This is a marvelous collection of rhyming proverbs and sayings. You can find many of these in Wegeler, but there are also many items here that Wegeler did not include. There is even a "Sortilegium Rhythmaticum," a Latin fortune-telling system based on rhymes! The book is organized by keywords, and some of the sayings thus repeat; each Latin saying comes with a German version also.


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