Fables of Phaedrus Recycled in Medieval Latin Literature
2016 (English)In: Fiction and Figuration in High and Late Medieval Literature / [ed] Marianne Pade, Anders Cullhed, Anders Hallengren & Brian Møller Jensen, Roma: Edizioni Quasar , 2016, 83-92 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Recycling appears an appropriateterm to describe a large part of pre-modernliterary activities in Latin and Greek. The subject of the paper is the recycling of fables of the Roman poet Phaedrus, who translated prose fables of the Greek author Aesop into Latin verse. As examples of this literary process are investigated the post-millennial collections of the abbot Ademar of Chabannes(ca. 1030) and the Dominican monk Vincent of Beauvais in his encyclopaedic work Speculum maius (1247-1259). To illustrate recycling of single fables, some medieval versions of Phaedrus III.12 'Pullus ad margaritam' and Phaedrus I.1 'Lupus et agnus' are analysed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Roma: Edizioni Quasar , 2016. 83-92 p.
Analecta Romana Instituti Danici Supplementum, XLVII
fable genre, Phaedrus, Aesopus, Ademar de Chabannes, Vincent of Beauvais, Dialogus Creaturarum Moralizatus
Research subject Literature; Latin
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-137202ISBN: 978-88-7140-744-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-137202DiVA: diva2:1060918
Fiction and Figuration: Studies in High and Late Medieval Literature (Accademia di Danimarca, Roma, January 21-22, 2013)
ProjectsFiction and Figuration: Studies in High and Late Medieval Literature
FunderMarianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation