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Isidore of Seville, <i>Etymologiae</i>, CA. 625

Edited by Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter

in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199653782
Published online March 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191803628 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0012
Isidore of Seville, Etymologiae, CA. 625

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This chapter discusses Etymologiae (or Origines), an encyclopedic work written by Isidore of Seville around 625. The Etymologiae is based on three distinctive ancient intellectual traditions: etymology, encyclopedia, and lexicography. It deals with all aspects of knowledge from liberal arts to medicine, law, time, cult books and libraries, and organisation of the religious year, along with theological, moral, and natural sciences. The first book, De grammatica, combines a technical approach to grammar with a more mystical view on the value of letters as an indication of moral truth. This chapter presents excerpts from De grammatica and excerpts on rhetoric from the second book, De rhetorica et dialectica.

Keywords: grammar; Etymologiae; Isidore of Seville; etymology; encyclopedia; knowledge; De grammatica; moral truth; rhetoric; De rhetorica et dialectica

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Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies ; Literary Studies (Early and Medieval)

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