Encyclopedia > The Physiologus

  Article Content

The Physiologus

The Physiologus was a predecessor of bestiaries (books of beasts).

It consisted of descriptions animals, birds, fantastic creatures; sometimes stones and plants, often with moral content.

The Physiologus was compiled in Alexandria in the 2nd century AD, was translated into most Christian languages retaining its influence over people's minds in Europe for over a thousand years.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Jordanes

... or Jordanis was a 6th century historian. He was an Ostrogoth and was a notary of Gothic kings in Italy. At the time of Justinian, he was a ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 66.5 ms