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  • The Praise of Follyby Desiderius Erasmus; John Wilson

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Erasmus of Rotterdam wrote the essay The Praise of Folly during a week at Sir Thomas More's estate in Bucklersbury. He later refined and extended the piece. In it he personifies Folly as a god, whose companions are likewise-personified sins and human weaknesses. His work criticizes the Catholic Church, and culminates in a statement of Christian... more...

  • Beautiful Deathby Susan L. Einbinder

    Princeton University Press 2002; US$ 75.00

    When Crusader armies on their way to the Holy Land attacked Jewish communities in the Rhine Valley, many Jews chose suicide over death at the hands of Christian mobs. With their defiant deaths, the medieval Jewish martyr was born. With the literary commemoration of the victims, Jewish martyrology followed. Beautiful Death examines the evolution... 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...

  • Petronius Rediuiuus et Helias Tripolanensisby Marvin L Colker

    BRILL 2007; US$ 123.00

    This book gathers, for the first time, all the extracts (often long) surviving from otherwise lost works of Elias of Thriplow, thirteenth century English schoolmaster. Texts include so-called Petronius Rediuiuus, a collection of stories and essays reflecting the language of spicy Petronius. more...

  • Päpste und Poetenby Thomas Haye

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 238.00

    During the Middle Ages, the Papal Curia was the most important addressee for learned Latin poetry within Europe. Much of it was unsolicited; authors address their works to the Apostolic See, they dedicate their writings to individual popes and glorify them in panegyrics. The study examines the expectations and aims associated with such poetry... more...

  • Symbola et emblemata tam moralia quam sacraby Joachim Camerarius d. J.; Wolfgang Harms; Gilbert Heß

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 349.00

    Joachim Camerarius (1534?1598), the Nuremberg doctor and botanist, produced one of the most influential writings on European emblematics with his four-volume work which was published from 1595?1605. In this 1587 volume, appearing for the time with scholarly commentary, Camerarius develops a new project - he sets the moral-religious interpretation... more...

  • Encounters and Reflectionsby Seth Benardete; Ronna Burger

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 43.00

    By turns wickedly funny and profoundly illuminating, Encounters and Reflections presents a captivating and unconventional portrait of the life and works of Seth Benardete. One of the leading scholars of ancient thought, Benardete here reflects on both the people he knew and the topics that fascinated him throughout his career in a series of candid,... 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...

  • Selected Philosophical Poems of Tommaso Campanellaby Tommaso Campanella; Sherry Roush; Sherry Roush; Sherry Roush

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 54.00

    A contemporary of Giordano Bruno and Galileo, Tommaso Campanella (1568?1639) was a controversial philosopher, theologian, astrologer, and poet who was persecuted during the Inquisition and spent much of his adult life imprisoned because of his heterodox views. He is best known today for two works: The City of the Sun , a dialogue inspired by Plato?s... more...

  • Ordering Chaosby Bridget Balint

    BRILL 2009; US$ 138.00

    This book investigates five innovative twelfth-century prosimetrical texts inspired by Boethius?s Consolation of Philosophy, the difficulties that arose when these writers attempted to recapture Boethian certainty, and the survival of aspects of this literary mode in later Latin and vernacular literature. more...