Collected Works of Erasmus: Apophthegmata
Published: December 2014© 2014
1056 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
Ebook - PDF
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 two-volume annotated translation of the aphorisms and Erasmus’ commentary on them makes this once popular literary and educational text accessible to modern audiences. The introduction discusses the origins of the Apophthegmata, the contents of the collection, and Erasmus’ sources.
Volumes 37 and 38 of the Collected Works of Erasmus series – Two-volume set.
‘This addition to the Toronto Collected Woks displays all the virtues of the previous volumes of the project. The translators have produced a very readable text, one that even invites reading aloud, as no doubt was the intent of the original.’Peter Huff, Sixteenth Century Journal vol 46:03:2015
‘The English edition of the Apopthegmata represents an imposing work of scholarship which would be of great interest, not just to students and scholars who lack linguistic skills to read Erasmus in the original Greek & Latin but to specialists who wish to gain deeper understanding of one of the most popular and influential works of the sixteenth century.’Robert Kilpatrick, Erasmus Studies vol 36:2016