Other literary forms
In preparation for his doctoral degree, François Rabelais (RAHB-uh-lay) composed commentaries on the Aphorisms of Hippocrates and the Ars medicinalis of Galen in editions of these works that Rabelais published in 1532. After his first trip to Rome, he edited a Topographia antiquae Romae, based on a work by Bartolome Marliani, which was published by Sébastien Gryphe in 1534. La Sciomachie et festins (simulated combats and feasts), published in Lyons by Gryphe in 1549, also refers to Rabelais’s journeys. It is also known that Rabelais composed poetry. Many of his letters, especially letters that he wrote while in Rome, are available in various editions.