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paroemiography, paremiography

1. the writing of proverbs.
2. the collecting of proverbs. — paroemiographer, n.
See also: Proverbs
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While the links between Scots paremiography and dialect poetry requires further research, there are intriguing contemporary examples where the two were treated as similar expressions of the common tongue, such as in the title [LAMBDA] Select collection of Scots poems chiefly in the broad Buchan dialect: to which is added a collection of Scots proverbs, which appended David Fergusson's proverbs to an anthology of Scots dialect verse for publication in 1777 (22) (reprinted in 1785, the year before Burns's own Poems, chiefly in the Scots Dialect).
(Kelly, 'Introduction') If we turn to the best account of Scottish paremiography from the early nineteenth-century, William Hamilton's preface to Andrew Henderson's Scottish Proverbs of 1832, the kind of cross-cultural comparison noted by Kelly has become the norm in paremiology.
Where paremiography had for Ramsay been a pro-active reflex of cultural assertion in post-Union Scotland, the collection of Scots proverbs has by Motherwell's time become a comparatively elegiac study of folk-cultural memory and, with it, the problem of 'forgetting':
The topics include whether Calpurnius is a postmodern author, declamation 2.0: reading Calpurnius whole, non contenti exemplis saeculi vestri: intertextuality and the declamatory tradition in Calpurnius, problems of paremiography in Calpurnius, and metrical and accentual clausulae as evidence for the date and origin of Calpurnius.
To conduct our analysis, we begin with the observation that Erasmus's masterpiece, the Encomium Moriae (Paris, 1511), forms a sequel to his collection of adages and that there is no more attentive student of Erasmian paremiography than Moria or Folly herself, (1)
The 21 essays here celebrate his achievements with studies on such aspects as zipper stories, parody and political proverbs, some essentials on the popularity of American proverbs, Piedmontese proverbs, Bulgarian paremiography, proverbs and anti-proverbs as variations on the theme of racial and cultural intermingling in The Time of Our Singing, and Sergei Eisenstein's Aleksandr Nevsky as a case study of proverbs and the folk tale in Russian cinema.