Additional Recommended Reading
You might want to start by taking a look at the Supplementary Pages for this week...
... Unfortunately, there is not any additional reading that I can recommend for the Gesta Romanorum: you know we're in trouble when a google search for "Gesta Jovinianus" gives this site as the top choice! It is really a shame because the Gesta is one of the most fascinating texts of the late Middle Ages, and the Jovinianus story is one of the best stories that it contains.
Here are a few items you can consult online:
- some of the tales can be found at the Ad Fontes Latin Library
- a fabulous source for early English versions, including Jovinianus (I've included a version with explanatory headings in the Supplementary Pages for this week)
- article about the Gesta in the Catholic Encyclopedia
- does anybody in this class know Dutch? this looks like a fascinating parallel story, but I am not sure! It is called: Robrechts penitentie (abundant extra credit for anybody who can come up with a translation or paraphrase -- I suspect that this is one of the "Robert the Devil" stories in a Dutch version... argh! so many languages in the world!)
Modern Languages 4970 / MRS 4903: Medieval Latin. Spring
2003 Online Course at the University of Oklahoma. Visit http://www.ou.edu/online/
for more info.
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