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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Adagia Textus Receptus Apophthegmatum opus Her faithful companions include Philautia self-loveKolakia flatteryLethe forgetfulnessMisoponia lazinessHedone pleasureAnoia dementiaTryphe wantonnessand two gods, Komos intemperance and Nigretos Hypnos heavy sleep. This article needs additional citations for verification.

The essay ends with a straightforward statement of Christian stutitiae.

It barely exists today. 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.

The title “Morias Encomium” can also be read as meaning “In praise of More”. She was nursed by two other nymphs, Inebriation and Ignorance. Folly praises herself endlessly, arguing that life would be dull and distasteful without her. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The University in Medieval Life, — Its role in the beginnings of 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 essay is filled with classical allusions delivered in a style typical of the learned humanists of the Renaissance. The double or triple meanings go on throughout the text. Of earthly existence, Folly pompously states, “you’ll find nothing frolic or fortunate that it owes not to me.

Even Leo X and Cardinal Cisneros are said to have found it amusing. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

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. 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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Latin Wikisource has original text related to this article: Even Erasmus’ close friends had been initially skeptical and warned him of possible dangers to himself from thus attacking the established religion. Stultihiae was a good friend of More, with whom he shared a taste for dry humor and other intellectual pursuits. Lof der Zotheidis an essay written in Stulttiae in by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam and first printed in June 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.

Moriae Encomium was hugely popular, to Erasmus’ astonishment and sometimes his dismay. It influenced the teaching of rhetoric during the later sixteenth century, and the art of adoxography or praise of worthless luas became a popular exercise in Elizabethan grammar schools: Folly parades as a goddess, offspring of Plutusthe god of wealth and a nymphFreshness.

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