Collected Works of Erasmus. [Vol. 33] Adages II I 1 to II Vi 100

Collected Works of Erasmus. [Vol. 33] Adages II I 1 to II Vi 100 - Collected Works of Erasmus

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When Erasmus published the Adages, his monumental collection of proverbs, he wrote in the Introduction that 'a knowledge of proverbs contributes to a number of things, but to four especially: philosophy, persuasiveness, grace and charm in speaking, and the understanding of the best authors.' This volume contains another 600 of 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 out common stock of speech.

Volume 33 of the Collected Works of Erasmus series.

Book information

ISBN: 9780802059543
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 199.492
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 479
Weight: 1050g
Height: 254mm
Width: 179mm
Spine width: 38mm