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Adages: Ivi1 to Ix100, Volume 32

translated and annotated by R.A.B. Mynors
Volume: 32
Copyright Date: 1989
Pages: 412
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    Book Description:

    This volume contains the second 500 of the more than 4000 adages gathered and commented on by Erasmus, sometimes in a few lines and sometimes in full-scale essays.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-7066-2
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. Foreword
    (pp. ix-x)

    The aim of this translation of the second five hundred of theAdagiais to present, as in the preceding volume (CWE 31), an English version of the final form of a steadily augmented and revised work as left by Erasmus in 1536 and published in theOpera omniaof 1540. The purpose of the notes is to identify the sources on which Erasmus drew, and to show how his collections increased and fresh comments suggested themselves from theAdagiorum Collectaneaof his Paris days (1500) into the Aldine Chiliades of 1508 and its successive revisions published in Basel in...

  4. ADAGES Ivi1 TO Ix1OO
    (pp. 1-282)

    Aulus Gellius¹ in hisNights,book 2 chapter 6, records that this line circulated in old days as a proverb:Πoλλáκι καί κηπωρòς άνήρ μάλα καίριoν είπεν,Even a gardener oft speaks to the point. It warns us not to despise salutary advice because it comes from a humble source; for it sometimes happens that a man of lowly position and of no account, or of very little education, says something that even persons in high place should not despise. A counterpart is Caecilius’ remark in Cicero’s²Tusculan Questions:‘Under a ragged coat oft wisdom lies.’ Nor does that line...

  5. Notes
    (pp. 283-389)
    (pp. 390-390)
    (pp. 391-412)