Isidore of Seville
Isidore of Seville's Twenty Books of Etymologies were the greatest compendium of classical learning that became the standard textbook for many disciplines during the Middle Ages. This massive tome was highly influential not only on medieval thought, but theology as well, and in it is preserved the compiled works of many other earlier writers otherwise lost to time. This original and beautified Latin version is ideal even for introductory Latin learners for the text's simplicity of style and general readability as it expands across an encyclopedia's breadth of topics.
415 pages (CW)