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The Well-Laden Ship by Egbert of Liege


The Well-Laden Ship by Egbert of Liege

An eleventh-century Latin poem that is composed of ancient and medieval proverbs, fables, and folktales. It was one of the few surviving works from the Middle Ages written explicitly for schoolroom use. Most of the content derives from the Bible, especially the wisdom books, from the Church Fathers, and from the ancient poets.

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Publication date

5th November 2013


Egbert of Liege

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Harvard University Press


426 pages


Folklore, myths & legends



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