CASLARI, ISRAEL BEN JOSEPH HALEVI (known as Crescas Caslari):(Redirected from ASTRUC CRESCAS.)
Physician and poet, lived at Avignon in 1327. He was the author of a liturgic poem for Purim, beginning with the words
According to Zunz ("Z. G." p. 466), Caslari was the author of a poem on the story of Esther and Mordecai, which he translated into the vernacular. A fragment of a Provençal poem by Maestro Crescas has been published in "Romania" (April, 1892). Caslari also translated Arnaud de Villeneuve's medical work entitled "Liber de Regimine Sanitatis," dedicating it to Jaime II. of Aragon.
- Renan-Neubauer, Les Ecrivains Juifs Français, pp. 647-650;
- Zunz, Literaturgesch. p. 504;
- Gross, Gallia, Judaica, pp. 7, 257.