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an anthology of short literary pieces and poems and ballads etc

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46) The most notable link in this regard was Desiderius Erasmus who produced some of the most important and impressive patristic translations, editions and florilegia known to that time.
As Rouse and Rouse comment: 'Only in the 1280s did medieval Europe finally have an effective biblical concordance' (Preachers, Florilegia and Sermons, p.
The similarity of this gathering of literary passages to the collecting of flowers in gardens and meadows did not escape poetic minds, and led to the designation of such collections of commonplaces as anthologies or florilegia.
3) Invoking their auctoritas in a manner reminiscent of a compiler of florilegia patrum, she urges historians to consider taking up the challenge of a "new intellectual history.
The designs in the Florilegia collection are inspired by the Royal Horticultural Society archive.
Though such passages were commonly written down in medieval florilegia, Ong follows Havelock (1963) in attributing them to a much more ancient oral tradition that valued the flow of words and constantly recycled sayings lest they be lost by forgetting.
The author begins with medieval florilegia, the ancestors of the Renaissance commonplace books.
5) Another is the sheer number of texts that survive: there are sixty complete manuscripts, and many other partial copies, fragments, and extracts embedded in florilegia.
University texts in Latin, especially florilegia, provided models for this sort of paraphernalia, and I note that the Latin manuscripts of Vincent of Beauvais and vernacular manuscripts of the end of the thirteenth century had already begun to take over systems of tables of contents and other referencing tools.
The development of new literary forms, such as the florilegia and biblical catenae, and new methods, such as the exact defining of concepts and the use of distinction as a form of argument, was necessary for the defense of Chalcedon and presaged the emergence of medieval theology.
Florilegia brought the orator's writings to a wider and more stable later medieval audience.
Nevertheless, Deskis tries hard to garner information towards this end from a wealth of material including OE, ON, OHG, and Old Irish gnomic, narrative, and lyrical poetry; florilegia and collectanea; the Bible and homiletic literature; Christian Latin commentaries, drama, historiography, and philosophy.
16--19 was in fact excerpted by the compilers of early mediaeval florilegia, especially those showing Insular origin or influence.
Imbach discusses Dante's reception of Aristotle, concluding that the philosophical tags in Dante's writings are likely to have been culled from florilegia rather than from primary texts.
Whether encountered on Sumerian clay tablets or Biblical scrolls, in medieval florilegia (Walther) or contemporary web pages (All and Sitarz), proverbs have long served to train moral reasoning, establish a locally predictable set of dispositions, and help define cultural identities.