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  • Mythologie und Alchemie in der Lehrepik des frühen 17. Jahrhundertsby Thomas Reiser

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 224.00

    Chryseidos Libri III , the Latin didactic poem on alchemy by the Strasbourg physician, alchemist and pharmacist Johannes Nicolaus Furichius (1602?1633) is published in an annotated edition and translation. In a fantastic travelogue which contains retold myths from antiquity, this book describes the transformation of metals. The poet?s... more...

  • Poems to Friendsby Venantius Fortunatus; Joseph Pucci

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 13.95

    Owing to the rich storehouse of information it contains, the poetry of Venantius Fortunatus (c. 535?600) has long been mined as a historical source for Merovingian society, a focus that overshadows an appreciation of the poems? literary value. This volume, offering free-verse translations of Fortunatus? personal poetry, remains faithful to the historical... more...

  • Poetry and Exegesis in Premodern Latin Christianityby Willemien Otten; Karla Pollmann

    BRILL 2007; US$ 181.00

    This volume presents a broad variety of specifically Christian approaches to poetry and analyses modes of interpreting the Bible that are new in poetry compared with prose exegesis. Both theoretical statements on poetry by Christians and concrete poetic works from roughly 300 to 1250 AD are taken into account. more...

  • The Praise of Follyby Desiderius Erasmus; Anthony Grafton

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 16.95

    Desiderius Erasmus (1466?1536) was a Dutch humanist, scholar, and social critic, and one of the most important figures of the Renaissance. The Praise of Folly is perhaps his best-known work. Originally written to amuse his friend Sir Thomas More, this satiric celebration of pleasure, youth, and intoxication irreverently pokes fun at the pieties... more...

  • The Repentant Abelardby Juanita Feros Ruys

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    The Repentant Abelard is both an innovative study and English translation of the late poetic works of controversial medieval philosopher and logician Peter Abelard, written for his beloved wife Heloise and son Astralabe. This study brings to life long overlooked works of this great thinker with analyses and comprehensive notes. more...

  • Satiren des Mittelaltersby Udo Kindermann

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 114.48

    Seit dem 11. Jahrhundert kennen wir mittelalterliche Satiren in Versform. Die meist anonym überlieferten Gedichte knüpfen an altrömische Dichter wie Horaz oder Juvenal an, die damals nicht zufällig als vorzügliche Schulautoren galten, und fanden rasch große Verbreitung. Die Texte waren für ein Publikum geschrieben, das nicht unbedingt dem Klerus im... more...

  • Selections from the 'Carmina Burana'by Penguin Books Ltd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 17.58

    This is a selection from the 13the century collection of secular latin poems. Some are serious (eg Crusade poems) but the majority are light, including many love poems. A number of items from the Carmina are well known as text for Carl Orff's 'Scenic Cantata'. more...

  • Späthumanismus in Schlesienby Robert Seidel

    De Gruyter 1994; US$ 182.00

    Sp Thumanismus in Schlesien: Caspar Dornau (1577-1631). Leben Und Werk. more...

  • Ancilla Calliopeaeby Ludwig Braun

    BRILL 2007; US$ 207.00

    Survey of neo-latin epic in France during the 16th and 17th centuries, more extensive than anything presented to date. Repertorium of more than 80 poems with detailed information on their contents and their authors. Development of the literary genre. more...

  • Angelo Poliziano's Lamiaby Christopher Celenza

    BRILL 2010; US$ 141.00

    This book presents the first English translation of an important Renaissance Latin text: Angelo Poliziano?s Lamia, an opening oration to a 1492 course at the University of Florence that amounts to a rethinking of the mission and nature of philosophy. An edition of the Latin text is also offered, as are four contextualizing studies. more...