Item No: mca2090241
Title: Les dits moraulx des philosophes
Rare Book Department
An inscription on f. 58v in a canopy above a seated philosopher records the date: "FAIT LAN MIL CCCC LXXIII I APVRIL."
Les dits moraulx des philosophes is a collection of moralistic sayings compiled in the Middle Ages from the works of various philosophers and theologians, including Sedachias, Hermes, Tac, Zalqualquin, Homer, Zalon, Abion, Hippocrates, Pythagoras, Diogenes, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Ptolemy, St. Gregory the Great, and Galen, among several others. Guillaume de Tignonville composed the French translation from the Latin original sometime before 1402. This miniature marks the beginning of the sayings of the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates (c. 470 BC?399 BC).
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Lewis E 209
Guillaume de Tignonville - Author