Gesta Romanorum


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Gesta Romanorum

(ˈdʒɛstə ˌrəʊməˈnɔːrəm)
n
(European Myth & Legend) a popular collection of tales in Latin with moral applications, compiled in the late 13th century as a manual for preachers
[Latin: deeds of the Romans]
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And in these thought journeys, sitting at his little window, with a big book upon his knee, he visited the famous places which the Gesta Romanorum unrolled before him.
Se trata del compendio conocido como Gesta Romanorum (8).
Durante la Edad Media, el amor carnal se veia encadenado al deseo, aunque hacia 1300, en la coleccion de novelas Gesta Romanorum, se describio al dios segun una estatua de 4 alas:
XII) en la que, curiosamente, Apolonio es considerado personaje historico, el relato renovo de forma decisiva su influencia al ser incluido en los Gesta Romanorum (s.
Probablemente se refiera a la Gesta romanorum, numero 59, que conoce luego extensiones romances en Juan Manuel, 51, o Sercambi, De superbia contra rem sacratam (110).
Philippa Bright's 'Anglo-Latin Collections of the Gesta Romanorum and their role in the Cure of Souls', provides both an analysis of the characteristics peculiar to the Anglo-Latin gesta collections and an interpretation of their possible function as a tool to reassert the authority of the church during a climate of reform.
3) The play's subject matter, which is based on the tale of the incestuous daughter found in the Middle English Gesta Romanorum and elsewhere, (4) is perhaps the most sensational to be found in British drama of the period, and has been claimed, I think quite plausibly, as originally concluding with a miracle of the Virgin Mary.
Los tiempos cambian y los hombres empeoran", asi se consigna en la Gesta romanorum (1300 D.
Piotr Tomaszuk of Poland's Teatr Wierszalin directs his own Saint Oedipus, with varied source material that includes the medieval legend collection Gesta Romanorum, Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus and Chaim Potok's The Chosen.
After demonstrating the variety of medieval contexts for collecting tales, priestly collections in Legenda Aurea or Gesta Romanorum, literary collections such as Marie de France's Fables and Chaucer's Legend of Good Women, he places the later flame tale collection as evolving from this context with increasingly interesting narrators.
To this evidence we can add the fourteenth century exemplum collection Gesta Romanorum.
Basile was working with materials from the long illustrious Greek and Roman romance tradition, whose plots and characters can be found in the fourteenthcentury Gesta Romanorum, a text long believed to be the principal storehouse of Italian novelists writing realistic, horror, tragic, or comic stories.