Medieval Latin Stories 

Two Latin Tales from the Middle Ages

Edited by Eugene R. Moutoux

 

~ The Proud Emperor ~

De Superbia et Arrogantia Imperatoris Ioviniani

The following story is the fifty-ninth tale of the Gesta Romanorum, a 13th-century collection of tales. Drawn from various sources, these tales inspired many later writers including Shakespeare and Mark Twain. This particular tale of a fictitious emperor reappears as a Hindu fairy tale, as a French morality play, and as "Robert of Sicily" in Longfellow's Tales of a Wayside Inn.

- Source of the above information: Latin Fundamentals, by Ernest L Hettich and A. G. C. Maitland, 3rd ed. New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1950

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~ The Clever Thief ~

De Thesauro et Fure Astuto

This story is taken from a medieval collection by Johannes de Alta Silva, who may have been a monk in England around the year 1200. The origin of the story is thought to be India. It has been widely translated.

- Source of the above information: Latin Fundamentals, by Ernest L Hettich and A. G. C. Maitland, 3rd ed. New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1950

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