Ecbasis Cuiusdam Captivi Per Tropologiam—Escape of a Certain Captive Told in a Figurative Manner
An Eleventh-Century Latin Beast Epic
Zeydel, Edwin H.
The oldest medieval beast epic was translated literally into English prose for the first time in this volume, with Latin on facing pages. The introduction and commentary by Zeydel familiarize the reader with the history and value of the text and constituted a new approach, arguing for the inclusion of Latin literature composed in what is now Germany in the history of German literature.
KeywordsPoetry; German Studies; Literature
PublisherUniversity of North Carolina Press
Publication date and placeChapel Hill, 1964
SeriesUNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures, 46