A collection of fictitious stories and fables in Latin, probably compiled in England in the late 13th cent.; they have an attached moralization, like the bestiaries and allegories. The popularity of the work is shown by the existence of 15th‐cent. versions in many European languages and by its influence on later medieval writers such as Boccaccio, Hoccleve, and Lydgate.
Subjects: Children's Literature Studies.