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Classical Poets in the Florilegium Gallicum


This book is a study of the excerpts from classical Latin poetry in the twelfth-century Florilegium Gallicum. It discusses the origin and purpose of the florilegium, investigates its circulation, in whole or in part, in a number of related manuscripts, lists a representative sample of the contents, and shows how the florilegium provides evidence both about the availability of classical texts in the Middle Ages and about the ways in which medieval readers interpreted and used them.
Contents: The Florilegium Gallicum and its cultural background - The manuscripts - Relationships between the manuscripts - A sample portion of the text - The nature of the selections and alterations.