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Praise of Folly (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

The best introduction to the work of Erasmus, this is one of the finest masterpieces of the sixteenth century, updated and superbly translated to reflect the latest scholarly research.

Synopsis:

Erasmus ranges from light-hearted jibes to vehement denunciation of the theologians and churchmen, monastic life and the condition of the Church, and then seriously expounds the virtues of the Christian way of life. This work is one of the best satirical classics of the Renaissance.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. lv-lvi) and index.

About the Author

Betty Radice read classics at Oxford, then married and, in the intervals of bringing up a family, tutored in classics, philosophy and English. She became joint editor of the Penguin Classics in 1964. As well as editing the translation of Livy’s The War with Hannibal she translated Livy’s Rome and Italy, Pliny’s Letters, The Letters of Abelard and Heloise and Erasmus’s Praise of Folly, and also wrote the introduction to Horace’s Complete Odes and Epodes, all for the Penguin Classics. She also edited Edward Gibbon’s Memoirs of My Life for the Penguin English Library, and edited and annotated her translation of the younger Pliny’s works for the Loeb Library of Classics and translated from Renaissance Latin, Greek and Italian for the Officina Bodoni of Verona. She collaborated as a translator in the Collected Works of Erasmus, and was the author of the Penguin Reference Book Who’s Who in the Ancient World. Betty Radice was an honorary fellow of St Hilda’s College, Oxford, and a vice-president of the Classical Association. Betty Radice died in 1985.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 1993 Edition

Introduction

1. The importance of the Praise of Folly

2. Erasmus, scholastics, humanists and reformers

3. The Praise of Folly, Dorp and the spirituality of Erasmus

Select Bibliography

Praise of Folly

Prefatory Letter

Moriae Encomium, that is, the Praise of Folly

Letter to Maarten Van Dorp, 1515

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140446081
Translator:
Radice, Betty
Introduction:
Levi, A. H. T.
Translator:
Radice, Betty
Introduction by:
Levi, A. H. T.
Introduction:
Levi, A. H. T.
Author:
Levi, A. H. T.
Author:
Erasmus, Desiderius
Author:
Radice, Betty
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Folly
Subject:
Folly -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Erasmus, Desiderius
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
TM 10-4510-206-14
Publication Date:
19940331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.75x5.04x.65 in. .41 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Erasmus ranges from light-hearted jibes to vehement denunciation of the theologians and churchmen, monastic life and the condition of the Church, and then seriously expounds the virtues of the Christian way of life. This work is one of the best satirical classics of the Renaissance.
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