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Apophthegmata

Author: Desiderius Erasmus; Betty I Knott; Elaine Fantham
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Assembled for the young Prince William of Cleves, Erasmus’ Apophthegmata consists of thousands of sayings and anecdotes collected from Greek and Latin literature for the moral education of the future ruler. Betty I. Knott and Elaine Fantham’s annotated translation of the aphorisms and Erasmus’ commentary on them makes this once popular literary and educational text accessible to modern audiences. The introduction  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aphorisms and apothegms
Quotations, Latin
Sayings
Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Desiderius Erasmus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Desiderius Erasmus; Betty I Knott; Elaine Fantham
ISBN: 9781442641662 1442641665
OCLC Number: 879584220
Description: 2 volumes ; 26 cm.
Contents: [V. 1]. Introduction ; Dedicatory epistle ; Books 1-4 --
[v. 2]. Books 5-6 ; Dedicatory epistle ; Books 7-8.
Other Titles: Apophthegmata.
Responsibility: translated and annotated by Betty I. Knott and Elaine Fantham ; edited by Betty I. Knott.

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Assembled for the young Prince William of Cleves, Erasmus' Apophthegmata consists of thousands of sayings and anecdotes collected from Greek and Latin literature for the moral education of the future  Read more...

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