By Desiderius Erasmus,Elaine Fantham,Betty I. Knott-Sharpe

Assembled for the younger Prince William of Cleves, Erasmus’ Apophthegmata contains hundreds of thousands of sayings and anecdotes amassed from Greek and Latin literature for the ethical schooling of the longer term ruler. Betty I. Knott and Elaine Fantham’s annotated translation of the aphorisms and Erasmus’ remark on them makes this as soon as renowned literary and academic textual content obtainable to trendy audiences. The advent discusses the origins of the Apophthegmata, the contents of the gathering, and Erasmus’ sources.

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