Erasmus on His Times: A Shortened Version of the Adages of Erasmus Katharine A. Phillips

ISBN: 9780521094139

Published: April 30th 1980

Hardcover

192 pages


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Erasmus on His Times: A Shortened Version of the Adages of Erasmus  by  Katharine A. Phillips

Erasmus on His Times: A Shortened Version of the Adages of Erasmus by Katharine A. Phillips
April 30th 1980 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 192 pages | ISBN: 9780521094139 | 8.18 Mb

The Adagia of Erasmus (surely the original best-seller) was first published in 1500. It went through numerous impressions and ten major revisions in the course of Erasmuss life. Its influence was incalculable. It disseminated humanist learning andMoreThe Adagia of Erasmus (surely the original best-seller) was first published in 1500.

It went through numerous impressions and ten major revisions in the course of Erasmuss life. Its influence was incalculable. It disseminated humanist learning and humanist attitudes among the new reading public to such an extent that it can be claimed as one of the books that contributed most to form the European mind. The adages were proverbs or popular sayings taken from classical literature. Many are part of the common stock of our speech today. A necessary evil, cupboard love, a rare bird, an iron in the fire, are all to be found in the Adagia.

Erasmus refers each to its source- then follows with a commentary on the meaning and with whatever ideas and personal observations arose from it. The books influence waned after his death.



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