Collected Works Of Erasmus: Apophthegmata

August 28, 2014|
Collected Works Of Erasmus: Apophthegmata by Desiderius Erasmus
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Assembled for the young Prince William of Cleves, Erasmus’ Apophthegmata consists of thousands of sayings and anecdotes collected from Greek and Latin literature for the moral education of the future ruler. Betty I. Knott and Elaine Fantham’s two-volume annotated translation of the aphorisms and Erasmus’ commentary on them makes this once popular literary and educational text accessible to modern audiences. The introduction discusses the origins of the Apophthegmata, the contents of the collection, and Erasmus’ sources.

Volumes 37 and 38 of the Collected Works of Erasmus series – Two-volume set.

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 i...
Title:Collected Works Of Erasmus: Apophthegmata
Product dimensions:1056 pages, 10 X 7.17 X 3.71 in
Shipping dimensions:1056 pages, 10 X 7.17 X 3.71 in
Published:August 28, 2014
Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781442641662

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