Rodulfus Tortarius

Rodulfus Tortarius[1] (c. 1063 in Gien – c. 1122) was a French Benedictine monk of the Abbey of Fleury-sur-Loire, and a poet writing in Latin. A very early version of the story of Amys and Amylion occurs in his work.[2]

He versified the Facta et dicta memorabilia of Valerius Maximus.[3] His range was from comic tales to hagiography, with a Miracles of Saint Benedict.[4]


  • Marbury Bladen Ogle, Dorothy M. Schullian editors (1933), Rodulfi Tortarii Carmina
  • François Bar, Les épîtres latines de Raoul le Tourtier; etude de sources. La Legende d'Ami et Amile


  1. ^ Raoul of Tourtier, Radolfus of Tortara, Raoul de La Tourte, Raoul le Tourtier, Raoul Tortaire, Radulfus Tortarius, Radulphus Tortarius, Rudolphus Tortarius, Radulphus Flaviacensis.
  2. ^ In an epistle Ad Bernardum. See PDF, p.128; believed to be the first source extant. Also in PDF (French language) p.9.
  3. ^ E. R. Curtius, European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages, English edition p.60.
  4. ^ Miracula Benedicti auctore Radulfo Tortario, in the Patrologia Latina.

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