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Moral education -- Early works to 1800

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Capitula of Bonum universale de Apibus by Thomas of Cantimpré (followed by an excerpt from the same work), 15th century

Identifier: MS 78/ff. 52r-54v
Contents Thomas of Cantipré (1201 - 1272?) was Flemish Dominican friar, preacher and theologian. In this moral and allegorical work, composed in the middle of the 13th century, he takes bees as a positive example of industry and as a term of comparison for the correct functioning of religious hierarchies and the appropriate behaviour of the wider Christian community. The manuscript only contains the list of chapter headings and a brief excerpt from the second book (2.53.14-15)....
Dates: 15th century

Disticha Catonis, 14th century

Identifier: MS 181/ff. 1r-8r
Contents The Disticha Catonis (or Dicta Catonis, 'The Sayings of Cato') are a collection of Latin proverbs and moral sayings written in couples of hexameters. The sayings are ascribed by the manuscripts to 'Cato' and both famous ancient Roman characters named Cato are possible candidates for the fictitious authority behind their moral content: Cato the Elder (234 - 149 BC) was widely known for holding the censorship and being a...
Dates: 14th century

MS 181: Composite manuscript containing six texts, 14th century

Identifier: MS 181
Contents Contains six texts, possibly written by two hands. The first four texts belong to a group of Latin textbooks largely used in schools during the Middle Ages, collectively known as Auctores octo morales ('Eight moral authors'). Catherine Borland erroneously attributes the second, third and fourth text (Liber Faceti docens mores hominum, Liber parabolarum and Liber...
Dates: 14th century