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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Latin Wikisource has original text related to this article: Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Its role in the beginnings of lzus Protestant Reformation [2] stem from the foundation of critique which the essay laid against the practices of the Church and its political allies. The essay is filled with classical allusions delivered in a style typical of the learned humanists of the Renaissance.

It barely exists today. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. An English edition soon followed.

Erasmus revised and extended his work, which was originally written in the space of a week while stjltitiae with Sir Thomas More at More’s house in Bucklersbury in the City of London. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource.

Laud Read Edit View history. Uses editors parameter link. Erasmus was a good friend of More, with whom he shared a taste for dry humor and other intellectual pursuits. Adagia Textus Receptus Apophthegmatum opus It stultiiae 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: Moriae Encomium was hugely popular, to Erasmus’ astonishment and sometimes his dismay.


October Learn how and when to remove this template message. Even Erasmus’ close friends had been initially skeptical and warned him of possible dangers to himself from thus attacking the established religion.

Stultitiae Laus or Moriae Encomium ; Greek title: Her faithful companions include Philautia self-loveKolakia flatteryLethe forgetfulnessMisoponia lazinessHedone pleasureAnoia dementiaTryphe wantonnessand two gods, Komos intemperance and Nigretos Hypnos heavy sleep.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. 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.

In Praise of Folly. 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.


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Philosophers and Religious Leaders; Volume 2 of Lives and legacies. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Of earthly existence, Folly pompously states, “you’ll find nothing frolic or fortunate that it owes not to me.

Retrieved from ” https: Folly parades as a goddess, offspring of Plutusthe god of wealth and a nymphFreshness. This article needs additional citations for verification. She was nursed by two other nymphs, Inebriation and Ignorance.

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Lof der Zotheidis an essay written in Latin in by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam and first printed in June Wikiquote has quotations related to: Erasmus had recently returned disappointed stultitlae Rome, where he had turned down offers of advancement in the curiaand Folly increasingly takes on Erasmus’ own chastising voice. The title “Morias Encomium” can also be read as meaning “In praise of More”.

Stultutiae Leo X and Cardinal Cisneros are said to have found it amusing.