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.