Poems: Volumes 85 and 86
The final two volumes in the CWE contain an edition and translation of Erasmus's poetry. For Erasmus scholars this work affords the first opportunity to evaluate and analyse Erasmus' poems in English. And for those interested in Renaissance and Reformation poetry in general, these offer an intriguing look at the work of one of the towering figures of the period writing in a genre that was, for him, unusual.
The annotations include a path-breaking commentary piece by Harry Vredeveld on Erasmus' most famous poem, `Poem on the Trouble of Old Age.' Another important feature is the appearance of the original Latin of each poem alongside the English translation.
Volumes 85 and 86 of the Collected Works of Erasmus series – Two-volume set.
- Series: Collected Works of Erasmus
- Division: Scholarly Publishing
- World Rights
- Page Count: 835 pages
- Dimensions: 7.0in x 1.5in x 10.0in
Author InformationDesiderius Erasmus (c. 1466-1536), a Dutch humanist, Catholic priest, and scholar, was one of the most influential Renaissance figures. A professor of divinity and Greek, Erasmus wrote, taught, and travelled, meeting with Europe's foremost scholars. A prolific author, Erasmus wrote on both ecclesiastic and general human interest subjects.
Harry Vredeveld is Professor of German in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at The Ohio State University and co-editor of Bibliotheca Neolatina.
Clarence H. Miller is professor emeritus in the Department of English at St. Louis University.
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