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“Deaf as Ulysses to the Sirens Song”: The Story of a Forgotten Topos*
Avaunt, Inchantress! - I am deaf as Adders; Deaf as Ulysses to the Sireni Song, Who strove in vain to lure him to Destruction. — Lewis Theobald Richly suggestive on a variety of levels, Odysseus'sExpand
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“Lend a Voice”: The Humanistic Portrait Epigraph in the Age of Erasmus and Dürer*
In the early 1500s, a genre of portraiture emerged in Northern Europe that combines bust portraits of humanistic intellectuals and patrons with elegant Latin and Greek epigraphs. While the likenessesExpand
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The Authorship of Anthologia Latina 899
inscription, "let him make any prayer he wishes at the altar and he will be heard at any time, day or night."34 More generally, the ancient and widespread belief in miraculous and curative statuesExpand
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Notes to In poetam Sarmatam invectiva
Volume 4 traces Eobanus Hessus’ career from 1518 to 1524, as he develops from an idolizer of Erasmus into a staunch defender of Luther and finally into an Erasmian Lutheran holding his ground in theExpand
Helius Eobanus Hessus' Bonae valetudinis conservandae rationes aliquot: an inquiry into its sources.
  • H. Vredeveld
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • Janus; revue internationale de l'histoire des…
  • 1985
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In poetam Sarmatam Germanos ignaviae insimulantem invectiva / An Invective against the Sarmatian Poet Who Basely Accuses the Germans of Cowardice
Volume 4 traces Eobanus Hessus’ career from 1518 to 1524, as he develops from an idolizer of Erasmus into a staunch defender of Luther and finally into an Erasmian Lutheran holding his ground in theExpand
"That familiar proverb": folly as the elixir of youth in Erasmus's Moriae encomium.
In order to make good her claim to be of all divinities the most imIportant and generous, Folly in Erasmus's Moriae encomium begins her argument, according to rhetorical theory and practice, with theExpand
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Erasmus and Noël Beda At Paris in 1499
The year of Beda's birth, for example, is generally placed in c. 1470 on the basis of two of Erasmus' statements. The first gives only a vague indication of their relative ages. In Prologus inExpand
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