Item No: mca2090662
Title: Les dits moraulx des philosophes
Additional Title: Saint Gregory
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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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A miniature depicting the sage Gregory, which Tignonville's text identifies as Saint Gregoire, presumably Pope Gregory I, who lived at the end of the 6th century C.E. He was considered a saint by Catholic, Christianity. The miniature thus shows him haloed and wearing the traditional triple tiara.
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Lewis E 209
Guillaume de Tignonville - Author