Erasmus—The Adagia, and the Assimilation of the Literary Culture of Classical Antiquity
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Erasmus’s handling of the usage, meaning and application of the proverbs and popular sayings of antiquity in the Adagia made his literary reputation. The 818 short entries published…

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Taylor, Andrew, “Erasmus—The Adagia, and the Assimilation of the Literary Culture of Classical Antiquity”, in: Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World, General Editor Craig Kallendorf. Consulted online on 11 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004271296_enlo_B9789004271029_0027>
First published online: 2014
First print edition: ISBN:9789004265721



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