Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World

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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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Lucretius—Editions and Commentaries

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Author(s): Kraye, Jill
¶ Lucretius’ De rerum natura was first printed in Brescia c. 1472–1473. The publisher Thomas Ferrandus ( c. 1440– c. 1510) regretted that his edition was based on only one manuscript but expressed the hope that a more a…

Lutheran Latin Education

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Author(s): Springer, Carl P. E.
¶ In the sixteenth century, it was by no means a foregone conclusion that the study of Latin would continue to flourish in northern Europe and other areas influenced by the Reformation. From Luther’s 1…

Luther, Martin

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Author(s): Springer, Carl P. E.
¶ Renowned as the translator of the Bible into German and the author of popular Reformation chorales in the vernacular, Martin Luther (1483–1546) was a gifted literary artist in Latin as well. One of t…