Etymologies / Isidore de Séville Publicación Paris : Les Belles Lettres, 1981- XV. Les constructions et les terres / texte établi, traduit et commenté par Jean-Yves Guillaumin ; avec la collaboration de Pierre Monat
mediumaevum: Isidore of Seville [7th century CE] Whales are immense beasts, with bodies equal to mountains. They have their name from emitting water, for the Greek ballein means emit; they raise waves higher than those of any other sea beast. They are called monsters (cete) because of their horribleness. The whale that swallowed Jonah was of such size that its belly resembled hell; as Jonah says (Jonah 2:2): “He heard me from the belly of hell.” image: Bodleian Library, MS. Ashmole 1511…
Isidore of Seville [7th century CE] (Etymologies, Book 12, 3:7): The hedgehog is covered with quills, which it stiffens when threatened, and rolling itself into a ball is thus protected on all sides. After it cuts a bunch of grapes off a vine it rolls over them so it can carry the grapes to its young on its quills. image: Bodleian Library, MS. Bodley 764, Folio 52v
Two Greek philosophers ventured out into the Egyptian desert to the mountain where Anthony lived. When they got there, Anthony asked them why they had come to talk to such a foolish man? He had reason to say that -- they saw before them a man who wore a skin, who refused to bathe, who lived on bread and water. They were Greek, the world's most admired civilization, and Anthony ... continue reading
St. Isidore of Seville, Roman Catholic Priest and Doctor of The Church. Isidore was the first Christian writer to try to compile a summa of universal knowledge, in his most important work, the Etymologiae his learning caught fire in Spanish minds and held back the Dark Ages of barbarism from Spain. Feastday April 4
April 4 - Happy Feast Day of St Isidore of Seville, younger and often bullied brother of St Leander but a Great Doctor of the Church #pinterest As bishop of Seville for 37 years, succeeding Leander, he set a model for representative government in Europe. Under his.....| Awestruck Catholic Social Network
The Mappa Mundi of Saint Beatus of Liébana (c.730 – c.800): Beatus of Liébana was a monk geographer from the Iberian Kingdom of Asturias. He created this world map around 776, basing it on the accounts given by Isidore of Seville, Ptolemy and the Bible. Some interesting details including placing the Garden of Eden at the end of Asia and locating a fourth continent beyond Africa.