Baldo’s Novus Aesopus

We know nothing about the Italian Baldo apart from his name in the context of the creation of this Novus Aesopus. The work is probably of the thirteenth century – certainly not earlier.

The text given here is from Alfons Hilka, Beiträge zur lateinischen Erzählungsliteratur des Mittelalters, Abhandlungen der Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Philologisch-Historische Klasse, Neue Folge XXI/3, Berlin, Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1928, pp. 21-58.

Hilka makes use of two manuscripts for his edition, one in Vienna and another in Heiligenkreuz. He supplies a critical apparatus and discussion which is not reproduced here. Note that Hilka fails to number a line between 1090 and 1095.

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Angus Graham.

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