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Erasmian Wit and Proverbial Wisdom: An Illustrated Moral Compendium for Francois I: Facsimile of a Dismembered Manuscript with Introduction and Description Jean Michel Massing

Erasmian Wit and Proverbial Wisdom: An Illustrated Moral Compendium for Francois I: Facsimile of a Dismembered Manuscript with Introduction and Description

Jean Michel Massing

Published December 31st 1995
ISBN : 9780854810963
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Erasmus of Rotterdams Adages were first published in Venice in 1500. The Greek and Roman proverbs which he recorded and explained in this book met the Renaissance taste for ancient ethical precepts which could be used as a guide to living in theMoreErasmus of Rotterdams Adages were first published in Venice in 1500. The Greek and Roman proverbs which he recorded and explained in this book met the Renaissance taste for ancient ethical precepts which could be used as a guide to living in the modern world. In many later editions, the maxims were vastly increased in number and Erasmuss commentaries often lengthened into moral essays.