Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: L207005

A Latin Dialogue of the Body and the Soul

Author: Robert Grosseteste [?]

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Georges Dottin

Electronic edition compiled by Benjamin Hazard

Funded by University College, Cork and
The Higher Education Authority via the LDT Project

2. Second draft.

Extent of text: 2730 words


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Text ID Number: L207005


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    Manuscript Source
  1. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, fonds latin 10636.
  1. G. von Karajan, Frühlingsgabe für Freunde älterer Literatur, Wien 1839, 85. (Based on a Manuscript in Vienna.)
  2. Thomas Wright, Latin poems commonly attributed to Walter Mapes, London 1841, 95-106. Reprinted Hildesheim (Olms) 1968. (De contentione anime et corporis Secundum quod quidam heremita francigena Philibertus nomine filius regalis vidit in spiritu). The first 75 stanzas are edited on pp. 95-106; the following 9 stanzas on pp. 149-50, line 36.
  3. Edelestand du Méril, Poésies populaires latines antérieures au douzième siècle, Paris 1843, 217-230.
    Secondary literature
  1. The attribution to Robert Grosseteste (ca. 1170-1253) is not undisputed. A website dedicated to his Latin works, with extensive source material, is available at
  2. Henri Gaidoz, Le débat du corps et de l'âme en Irlande, Revue Celtique 10 (1889) 463-70.
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Georges Dottin, Une version irlandaise du Dialogue du Corps et l'Ame (attribué a Robert Grosseteste) in Revue Celtique. Volume 23, Paris, F. Vieweg (1902) pages 8–39


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The present text represents pages 8–39 of the published edition. Variant readings are omitted.

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Text has been proof-read twice.


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Profile Description

Created: Possibly by Robert Grosseteste. Date range: c.900-1100.

Use of language

Language: [LA] The text is in Latin.

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