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Week 11: Aesopus.

Background | Background Quiz | Starting Assumptions | Resources | Extras
Vocabulary | Etymology | Grammar | Perseus Dictionary | Perseus Tool

Reading Overview | Reading Quiz: English
| Reading Quiz: Latin
Discussion Questions | Latin Composition | Weekly Checklist

Recommended Reading

You might want to start by taking a look at the Supplementary Pages for this week...


You can find many Latin fables, along with several English editions, at There is an extraordinary facsimile edition of Aesop's fables from 1501 available online at the University of Mannheim: AESOPUS.

The story of The Fox and The Partridge is perhaps best known in English as Chaucer's Nun's Priest Tale.

There are a number of Aesopic fables and other myths and folkloric motifs in this wonderful 16th century illustrated book: Alciato's Book of Emblems: The Memorial Web Edition in Latin and English.

Joseph Jacobs was one of the most important Aesop scholars of the 19th century. You can read Joseph Jacobs' Aesop's Fables online at

There is an animated, multimedia (Flash) Aesop site for children designed by students at the University of Massachusetts: Aesop's Fables - Traditional and Modern.

Ademar of Chabannes

You can find the texts of Ademar at Thomas Head has published an except from Ademar's Chronicon online: The Discovery of the Head of John the Baptist from the Chronicle of Ademar of Chabannes. You can also read an article by Richard Landes online: "The Turbulent Career of a Monk of the Year 1000: Documentary Inversions and the Tale of Ademar of Chabannes."

Odo of Cheriton

You can find the texts of Odo at You can read an article about Odo of Cheriton in the Catholic Encylopedia Online.

Walter of England

You can find the texts of Odo at You can read a historical document about Walter online at the Internet Medieval Sourcebook: a letter from Peter of Blois to Walter, written in 1177, describing Henry II.


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