Society of the Seven Sages

(Last modified 16 September 2013)

Contact: Hans R. Runte <>
Professor Emeritus, Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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For a schematic overview of all Eastern and Western versions click here

Read representative versions of the European Seven Sages in English translations
- from the French
- from the Italian
Read the Seven Sages in a modern French translation

The Society of the Seven Sages (founded in 1975) is a loosely-knit, informal group of scholars and students interested in the Oriental and European versions of the medieval Seven Sages of Rome cycle of stories. The Society has held research meetings at irregular intervals, has published a bibliography (1984), and circulates an annual Newsletter containing updates (to 2004 and from 2005 onward) of the 1984 bibliography, Research Abstracts, Research-in-Progress reports, and Marginalia. The 1984 Analytical Bibliography is being up-dated annually on-line. See the following links:
1. Oriental and European versions
2. The medieval Seven Sages of Rome cycle
3. Annual NEWSLETTER containing updates (to 2004 and from 2005 onward) of the 1984 bibliography, including a list of on-line books and articles
4. Research Abstracts and Documents
5. Research in Progress
6. Marginalia
7. The up-dated 1984 ANALYTICAL  BIBLIOGRAPHY  vol. I and vol. II
8. Some Seven Sagesstories
9. Conferences