Results 31 – 55 of 55 Encomium Moraie, i.e. Stultitiae Laus. Lob der Torheit. Basler Ausgabe von by HOLBEIN,HANS. Erasmus,Desiderius. and a great. Desiderius Erasmus’ The Praise of Folly [translation of the original Neolatin title Moriae encomium seu laus stultitiae, ] is one of the most. Published: (); Stultitae laus. By: Erasmus, Desiderius, d. Published: ( ); The Erasmus, Stultitiae laus / [text with commentary by John F. Collins].

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In Praise of Folly starts off with a satirical learned encomiumin which Folly praises herself, after the manner of the Greek satirist Lucianwhose work Stultituae and Sir Thomas More had recently translated into Latin, a piece of virtuoso foolery; it then takes a darker tone in a series of orations, as Folly praises self-deception and madness and moves to a satirical examination of pious but superstitious abuses of Catholic doctrine and corrupt practices in stultitie of the Roman Catholic Church —to which Erasmus was ever faithful—and the folly of pedants.

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Lof der Zotheidis an essay written in Latin in by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam and first printed in June Wikisource has original text related to this article: She was nursed by two other nymphs, Inebriation and Ignorance.

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This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat Even Erasmus’ close friends had been initially skeptical and warned him of possible dangers to himself from thus attacking the established religion. Erasmus revised and extended his work, which was originally written in the space of a week while sojourning with Sir Thomas More at More’s house in Bucklersbury in the City of London.

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Adagia Textus Receptus Apophthegmatum opus In Praise of Folly. Of earthly existence, Folly pompously states, “you’ll find nothing frolic or fortunate that it owes not to me.

Erasmus was a good friend of More, with whom he shared a taste for dry humor and other intellectual pursuits. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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The double or triple meanings go on throughout the text. Moriae Encomium was hugely popular, to Erasmus’ astonishment and sometimes his dismay. Uses editors parameter styltitiae. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

It influenced the teaching of rhetoric during the later sixteenth century, and the art of adoxography or praise of worthless subjects became a popular exercise in Elizabethan grammar schools: The essay ends with a straightforward statement of Christian ideals. An English edition soon followed. Her faithful companions stultitoae Philautia self-loveKolakia flatteryLethe forgetfulnessMisoponia lazinessHedone pleasureAnoia dementiaTryphe wantonnessand two gods, Komos intemperance and Nigretos Hypnos heavy sleep.

Its role in the beginnings stultiitae the Protestant Reformation [2] stem from the foundation of critique which the essay laid against the practices of the Church and its political allies.


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The title “Morias Encomium” can also be read stultitlae meaning “In praise of More”. The University in Medieval Life, — October Learn how and when to remove this template message. Erasmus had recently returned disappointed from Rome, where he had turned down offers of advancement in the curiaand Folly increasingly takes on Erasmus’ own chastising voice.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Retrieved from ” https: Please help improve this article by adding citations stultitiiae reliable sources. Latin Wikisource has original text related to this article: Even Leo X and Cardinal Cisneros are said to have found it amusing.

In Praise of Folly is considered one stultitiaee the most notable works of the Renaissance and played an important role in the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation.

Folly parades as a goddess, offspring of Plutusthe god of wealth and a nymphFreshness. It barely exists today. Stultitiae Laus or Moriae Encomium ; Greek title: Folly praises herself endlessly, arguing that life would be dull and distasteful without her.