Adages: IIvii1 to IIIiii100 (Collected Works of Erasmus 34)

Adages: IIvii1 to IIIiii100 (Collected Works of Erasmus 34)

By: Desiderius Erasmus (author), Sir R. A. B. Mynors (translator)Hardback

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This is one of seven volumes that will contain the more than 4000 adages that Erasmus gathered and commented on, sometimes in a few lines and sometimes in full-scale essays. The notes identify the classical sources and indicate how Erasmus' reading and thinking developed over the quarter-century spanned by the eight revisions of the original work. Many of the proverbs cited by Erasmus are still in our common stock of speech.

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Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466-1536), a Dutch humanist, Catholic priest, and scholar, was one of the most influential Renaissance figures. A professor of divinity and Greek, Erasmus wrote, taught, and travelled, meeting with Europe's foremost scholars. A prolific author, Erasmus wrote on both ecclesiastic and general human interest subjects. R.A.B. Mynors is Corpus Christi Professor of Latin, Oxford University.

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/12/1992
  • ISBN13: 9780802028310
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 458
  • ID: 9780802028310
  • weight: 1060
  • ISBN10: 0802028314

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