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 Erasmus 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 parts of the Roman Catholic Church —to which Erasmus was ever faithful—and the folly of pedants.
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Erasmus was a good friend of More, with whom he shared a taste for dry humor and other intellectual pursuits. October Learn how and when to remove this template message. This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat In Praise of Folly is considered one of the most notable works of the Renaissance and played an important role in the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation. Of earthly existence, Folly pompously states, “you’ll find nothing frolic or fortunate that it lasu not to me. It influenced the teaching of rhetoric during the later sixteenth century, and the art of adoxography or praise stuktitiae worthless subjects became a popular exercise in Elizabethan grammar schools: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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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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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.
The essay ends with a straightforward statement of Christian ideals.
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The essay is filled with classical allusions delivered in a style typical of the learned humanists lauz the Renaissance. Even Leo X and Cardinal Cisneros are said to have found it amusing. Folly praises herself endlessly, arguing that life would be dull and distasteful without her.
Lof der Zotheidis an essay written in Latin in by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam and first printed stuultitiae June An English edition soon followed.
Uses editors parameter link. Latin Wikisource has original text related to this article: Wikiquote has quotations related to: Adagia Textus Receptus Apophthegmatum opus The double or triple meanings go on throughout the text. Even Erasmus’ close friends had been initially skeptical and warned him of possible dangers to stulritiae from thus attacking the established religion.
Wikisource has original text related to this lqus In Praise of Folly. She was nursed by two other nymphs, Inebriation and Ignorance. Its role in the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation  stem from the foundation of critique which the essay laid against the practices of the Church and its political allies. Her faithful companions include Philautia self-loveKolakia flatteryLethe forgetfulnessMisoponia lazinessHedone pleasureAnoia dementiaTryphe wantonnessand two gods, Komos intemperance and Nigretos Hypnos heavy sleep.
Philosophers and Religious Leaders; Volume 2 of Lives and legacies. Moriae Encomium was hugely popular, to Erasmus’ astonishment and sometimes his dismay. Retrieved from ” https: Folly parades as a goddess, offspring of Plutusthe stultiiae of wealth and a nymphFreshness. Stultitiae Laus or Moriae Encomium ; Greek title: It barely exists today. This article stulttitiae additional citations for verification.