I must have told the boys stories out of my Goldsmith's Greece and Rome, or it would not have been known that I had read them, but I have no recollection now of doing so, while I distinctly remember rehearsing the allegories and fables of the 'Gesta Romanorum
', a book which seems to have been in my hands about the same time or a little later.
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.
Very probably Hesiod used much material of a far older date, just as Shakespeare used the "Gesta Romanorum
", old chronicles, and old plays; but close inspection will show that the "Works and Days" has a real unity and that the picturesque title is somewhat misleading.
Il narratore e l'autore delle Gesta Romanorum
, probabilmente un francescano inglese il cui nome ci e ignoto.
(7) The set of texts framed by this two-part prologue--two historical romances from the Gesta Romanorum
("Fabula de Quadam Imperatrice" and "Fabula de Quadam Muliere Mala," conventionally known as "Jereslauss Wife" and "The Tale of Jonathas" respectively); a treatise on the art of dying ("Ars Utillissima Sciendi Mori" from Henry Suso's Horologium Sapientiae); and a brief sermon on All Saints' Day ("De Caelesti Jerusalem")--form a jarringly incoherent collection.
In the Gesta Romanorum
, which supplied the principal source for the casket episodes, the silver casket contains "erthe and wormes." (47) For these Shakespeare substitutes a "fool's head" (MV, 2.9.74) but the Fool and Death are closely associated in the danse.
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
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.