Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World

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Subject: History

Edited by: Philip Ford (†), Jan Bloemendal and Charles Fantazzi

With its striking range and penetrating depth, Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World traces the enduring history and wide-ranging cultural influence of Neo-Latin, the form of Latin that originated in the Italian Renaissance and persists to the modern era. Featuring original contributions by a host of distinguished international scholars, this comprehensive reference work explores every aspect of the civilized world from literature and law to philosophy and the sciences.

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William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

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Author(s): Herron, Thomas
¶ The great English playwright and poet William Shakespeare was famously tagged in the First Folio of his plays (1623) by his fellow author, the classically learned Ben Jonson, as having ‘small Latin and less Greek’…