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Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199653782

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.001.0001

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Grammatical Commentaries from The “School” of Ralph of Beauvais, CA. 1165–1175

Grammatical Commentaries from The “School” of Ralph of Beauvais, CA. 1165–1175

(p.511) Grammatical Commentaries from The “School” of Ralph of Beauvais, CA. 1165–1175
Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric
Rita Copeland, Ineke Sluiter
Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses grammatical commentaries from the ‘school’ of Ralph of Beauvais, written around 1165–1175. Ralph of Beauvais was a preeminent authority on grammar and literature who knew and used the work of William of Conches. He authored a commentary on Donatus's Ars minor and a grammatical commentary on Ovid and Lucan known as the Liber Tytan. The latter is quoted in the Promisimus gloss on Priscian. Ralph's surviving writings deal with the development of syntax and the reapplication of grammar to the study of the classical authors.

Keywords:   commentaries, Ralph of Beauvais, grammar, William of Conches, Donatus, Ars minor, Liber Tytan, Promisimus, Priscian, syntax

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