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This booklet examines the chosen writings of John of Wales, a thirteenth-century Franciscan pupil. notwithstanding overshadowed traditionally by means of males like Thomas Aquinas and Bonaventure, John contributed considerably to the preaching explosion of the later heart a while, devoting his scholastic energies to the creation of encyclopedic preaching aids for the transforming into variety of the religious and discovered rising from the recent universities. via a close research of his international view, the writer establishes John's powerful curiosity in politics and modern social matters and is helping to give an explanation for why his writings appealed to younger preachers and the preferred mind's eye. John's old acceptance and literary effect also are totally explored. His works appear to have been an enormous resource of classical fabric for ecu literary texts of the interval, and accordingly, as well as historians and theologians, this unparalleled ebook will attract these drawn to the survival and transmission of Greek and Latin literature.

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An obvious possibility for the intermediary would be the Florilegium Morale Oxoniense. This contains 18 quotations from letters 89-124, but none of the ten quotations in Communiloquium is included, and neither of the two in the Commentary and Collations on John. It is difficult to think of another intermediary which would fit the bill, because accurate references are an essential part ofjohn's work. Certainly by the time he wrote Communiloquium John's references to the Epistulae included the letter number at the very least.

This might provide a quick and easy answer to our search for John's source of Gellius quotations. We have John writing his Compendiloquium in Paris around the early 1270s and making use of a full Gellius text, and we have a full Gellius text in the Sorbonne library at the same period. Very possibly John used the Sorbonne text. But, even if he did, we have only half an answer. We deduced that when Communiloquium was written, John knew only Nodes Atticae 1-7. This means that the Fournival Gellius should have not been his source when writing Communiloquium, and that Communiloquium must have been written before John had access to this complete copy of the text.

Bremond, J. Le Goff &J-C. Schmitt, 1982; also P. Von Moos, 1984, pp. 207-61. 16 Brev. de Virt. 2. Brev. de Virt. 3. Seep. 50-51. R. M. Ogilvie, 1976, pp. 38-40. 46 The 'Breviloquium de Virtutibus' certain delight in finding it used to illustrate the Roman capacity for victory without vanity. 18 We turn now to others ofJohn's attitudes, and to the question of what the Breviloquium de Virtutibus can contribute to our understanding of them.

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