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Isidore, Etymologiae

Isidore is used as one of the sources for the following Legenda:

The Latin text of Isidori Hispalensis Episcopi Etymologiarum sive Originum: XII. De Animalibus can be found at this address:*.html

Here is the original publication reference for the digitized material online:

Textus Latinus ex editione Oxoniensi 1911.

Here is some information about Isidore taken from Wikipedia:

Saint Isidore of Seville (560 - April 4, 636) was Archbishop of Seville for more than three decades and has the reputation of being one of the great scholars of the early middle ages. All the later medieval history-writing of Spain was based on Isidore's histories. Isidore's most important work was the first encyclopedia known to be compiled in western civilization, the Etymologiae. The encyclopedia was a huge compilation of 448 chapters in 20 volumes, devoted to transmitting the epitome of the learning of antiquity. He was canonized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church in 1598 and declared a Doctor of the Church in 1722.


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