The medieval tradition of the fables of Romulus

Title: The medieval tradition of the fables of Romulus
Author: Vámos, Hanna
Source document: Graeco-Latina Brunensia. 2013, vol. 18, iss. 1, pp. [185]-197
  • ISSN
    1803-7402 (print)
    2336-4424 (online)
Type: Article
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The name and the verses of Phaedrus were unknown in the Middle Ages but his fables were widespread in several prosified versions. One of these is the collection of Romulus which has a prominent importance because it preserved some lost Phaedrian fables and various other collections derived from it. This paper examines the textual tradition of these and of Phaedrus' fables. Additionally, the study attempts to localize an unpublished codex (Ms. Praed. 60, Frankfurt am Main, 15th century) in the stemma. The text of this manuscript seems to be related to the recensio gallicana, but in some cases it is more closely related to the original text of the Romulus-corpus. Accordingly, this codex seems to be an important derivative of Romulean fables.