Andreas Alciatus

Andreas Alciatus: Volume I: The Latin Emblems; Volume II: Emblems in Translation

EDITED BY PETER M. DALY
WITH VIRGINIA W. CALLAHAN
ASSISTED BY SIMON CUTTLER
Volume: 1
Copyright Date: 1985
Pages: 832
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3138/j.ctt2tthm2
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    Andreas Alciatus
    Book Description:

    By making the emblem books accessible to modern scholars in this fashion, the Index will enhance the study not only of literature, but also of the history of art, culture, religion, and symbol.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-7613-8
    Subjects: History, Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. VOLUME 1

    • PREFACE
      (pp. vii-viii)
      PMD
    • INTRODUCTION
      (pp. ix-xviii)
      PMD

      The purpose of this volume is to make accessible to the modern reader the emblems of the great Italian jurist Andreas Alciatus not only in the original Latin but also in representative translations into French, German, Italian and Spanish published during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. These emblems have been rendered accessible in three ways. Firstly, facsimiles of the emblems have been reproduced; secondly, the texts have been translated into English and the pictures have been briefly described; thirdly, indexes have been prepared to the key words and visual motifs, which are specially flagged in the translations and descriptions....

    • The Life of Andreas Alciatus and its Relation to his Emblems
      (pp. xix-xxii)
      VMC

      1492, May 8. Andrea Alciato was born in Milan or in Alzate, a village about fifteen kilometers south of Como, from which his family took its name. He was the only child of Ambrogio Alciati, a prosperous merchant, and Margherita Landriani, a member of a notable Milanese family.

      1504-1506. As a student in Milan, he was given an excellent foundation in Latin and Greek thanks to Giano Parrasio, a noted and productive scholar, whose activity in recovering classical manuscripts, in re-establishing texts, and in the study of ancient coins and inscriptions provided the young man with an impressive example of...

    • BIBLIOGRAPHY OF STUDIES OF ANDREAS ALCIATUS AND HIS EMBLEMS
      (pp. xxiii-xxviii)
      PMD
    • LISTS AND INDEXES

      • PICTURE INDEX
        (pp. 3-13)
      • MOTTO INDEXES
        (pp. 14-28)
      • ENGLISH MOTTO INDEX (TRANSLATIONS)
        (pp. 29-39)
      • EPIGRAM INDEXES
        (pp. 40-122)
      • ENGLISH EPIGRAM INDEX (TRANSLATIONS)
        (pp. 123-198)
      • SUBJECT INDEX
        (pp. 199-201)
      • ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF MOTTOES
        (pp. 202-212)
      • SEQUENTIAL LISTS OF MOTTOES
        (pp. 213-226)
      • List of Alciatus Emblems in Geffrey Whitney’s A Choice of Emblems
        (pp. 227-227)
      • COMPARATIVE INDEX TO EDITIONS
        (pp. 228-232)
    • THE LATIN EMBLEMS: Facsimiles and Translations
      (pp. 233-348)
  4. VOLUME 2

    • Middle Matter
      (pp. 349-352)
    • THE FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, AND SPANISH EMBLEMS: Facsimiles and Translations
      (pp. 353-801)