physiologus


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physiologus

(ˌfɪzɪˈɒləɡəs)
n
(Historical Terms) Greek history literature an ancient Greek book containing stories and tales with moral content about real and mythical animals
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En realidad, antes que figura cristica, con la comparacion entre la muerte y la resurreccion del fenix y la de Cristo, como en el Physiologus griego (II-III d.
79-85; CHARBONNEAU- LASSAY, Louis, Le Bestiaire du Christ, Milano, Arche, 1971; KAPPLER, Claude, Monstres, demons et merveilles a lafin du Moyen Age, Paris, Payot, 1980; KLINGENDER, Francis, Animals in the Art and Thought to the End of the Middle Ages, London, Poutledge and Kegan Paul, 1971; WOODRUFF, Helen, "The Physiologus of Bern", en The Art Bulletin, vol.
Il Physiologus, composto tra il II e il IV secolo, e le altomedievali Etymologiae di Isidoro da Siviglia avevano poi reso, agli occhi dell'uomo medievale, i racconti degli antichi carichi di veridicita, tanto da far sbiadire ogni distinzione tra fantasia e realta.
18) In Physiologus, a popular anonymous work in early Christian natural history, sex-changing was beyond queer: it was "unclean because it has two natures.
Dal Physiologus latino sino a L'Acerba di Cecco d'Ascoli, nel basso Medioevo gli esempi in cui si accenna alla condizione vedovile dell'uccello sono innumerevoli e percorrono le varie produzioni letterarie attraverso i secoli.
As is well known, the Physiologus was one of the most popular and widely read books of the Middle Ages, in which animals are described as real or fabulous and given an allegorical interpretation.
This hybrid viper (the Physiologus refers to it as a "woman") bears no resemblance to a natural viper.
Esta representacion de los ideogramas egipcios, lograda por el Renacimiento, tenia una interpretacion neoplatonica derivada de la recepcion del Physiologus donde las historias de animales estaban revestidas de un ropaje moral de caracter alegorico.
Cristo, el cocodrilo y el enemigo del reptil: desde la Historia animalium de Aristoteles al Physiologus
I should like to quote the late antique so-called Physiologus.
The unipeds were also known in Iceland; a picture of a uniped is found in a manuscript of the Old Icelandic Physiologus from around 1200.