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Author Ziolkowski, Jan M., 1956-
Title Talking animals : medieval Latin beast poetry, 750-1150 / Jan M. Ziolkowski.
Imprint Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [1993]

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Series Middle Ages series
Middle Ages series.
Subject Latin poetry, Medieval and modern -- History and criticism.
Animals in literature.
Literature, Medieval.
Poetry as Topic -- Latin.
Alt Name NetLibrary, Inc.
Description ix, 354 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-339) and index.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 2000. Available via the World Wide Web. Available in multiple electronic file formats. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries.
ISBN 0585113769 (electronic bk.) : $49.95
OCLC # 44957952
Additional Format Original (DLC) 92046709 (OCoLC)27338019.
Table of Contents
1Inspirations and Analogues15
  Fables and Tales15
  Christian Animal Symbolism32
  Classical Poetry35
2Beast Narrative and the Court of Charlemagne47
  Alcuin and Other Carolingian Poets47
  "The Sick Lion" and "The Sad Calf"61
3Further Beyond Fable67
  "The Nanny Goat"67
  Sedulius Scottus's "The Ram"69
  Walahfrid Strabo's Man and Eagle79
  Mystical Poems with Talking Birds105
4Toward Narrative Complexity110
  Eugenius Vulgarius's "Comic Visions"110
  Leo of Vercelli's "Meter"116
5Dramatic and Dialogic Beast Poems131
  Beast Flytings135
  Insect Debates139
  Flytings in the Schools142
  Animals in Place of People146
  Animals in Popular Theater and Ritual147
6The Calf-Monk and Wolf-Monk in Performance153
  Introduction to the Ecbasis Captivi153
  The Prologue160
  The Outer Story (Part 1)163
  The Inner Story176
  The Outer Story (Part 2)191
7Ysengrim, the Wolf-Monk with a Name198
  "The Cock and Fox" and "The Wolf"198
  The Ysengrimus and Its Author210
  Monkish and Wolfish Rules213
  The Liturgy Strikes Back219
 Appendices (Translations)241
 1Alcuin, "The Cock and Wolf"241
 2Alcuin, Letter 181242
 3Cuono of St. Nabor, "The Peacock and Owl"244
 4Egbert of Liege, "The Bear, Wolf, and Fox"245
 5Eugenius Vulgarius, "Comic Visions"246
 6Froumund of Tegernsee, Poem 19248
 7Leo of Vercelli, "Meter"249
 8Physiologus Latinus (Versio B)260
 9Sedulius Scottus, "The Ram"262
 10Theodulf, "The Battle of the Birds"265
 11Theodulf, "The Fox and Hen"268
 12Theodulf, "What Do the Swans Do?"269
 13Thierry of St. Trond, "Weep, Dogs"272
 14Walahfrid Strabo, "To Erluin"273
 15William of Blois, "The Quarrel of the Flea and Fly"274
 16"The Altercation of the Spider and Fly"278
 17"The Ass Brought before the Bishop"280
 18"The Cock and Fox"281
 19"The Flea"289
 20"Gout and the Flea"290
 21"The Hawk and Peacock"290
 22"The Lombard and Snail"292
 23"The Louse"293
 24"The Prose of the Ass"294
 25"The Sad Calf"295
 26"The Sick Lion"295
 27"The Swan Lament"297
 28"The Swan Sequence"298
 29"The Testament of the Ass"299
 30"The Testament of the Piglet"299
 31"The Wolf"301
 32"The Wrangle of the Dwarf and Hare"303
 Primary Sources305
 Secondary Sources316
 Index of Subjects and First Lines341