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Archbishop of Sevilla (Visigothic Spain), theologian, scholar and highly influential author, who is known especially for works such as his Etymologiae, Synonyma, De natura rerum, De ortu et obitu patrum, De officiis ecclesiasticis and a Chronica maiora.
A database of manuscripts of the Etymologiae from before the year 1000 is being compiled by Evina Steinova (November 2021).
An early medieval Latin work of cosmography, geography and ethnography, datable to the first half of the eighth century, which purports to be an epitome of a work by a Scythian philosopher named Aethicus (Ister) and which spuriously attributes its redaction and running commentary to St Jerome. Aethicus is described as a pagan (gentilis) who lived before the birth of Christ and travelled the four corners of the earth, although the chronology of peoples and events is regularly disturbed.
Book I: De grammatica
Book II: De rhetorica et dialectica
Book III: De mathematica
Book IV: De medicina
Book V: De legibus et temporibus
Book VI: De libris et officiis ecclesiasticis
Book VII: De deo, angelis et sanctis
Book VIII: De ecclesia et sectis
Book IX: De linguis, gentibus, regnis, militia, civibus, affinitatibus
Book X: De vocabulis
Book XI: De homine et portentis
Book XII: De animalibus
Book XIII: De mundo et partibus
Book XIV: De terra et partibus
Book XV: De aedificiis et agris
Book XVI: De lapidibus et metallis
Book XVII: De rebus rusticis
Book XVIII: De bello et ludis
Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.
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