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.

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It barely exists today. Folly praises herself endlessly, arguing that life would be dull and distasteful without her. 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.

Even Erasmus’ close friends had been initially skeptical and warned him of possible dangers to himself from thus attacking the established religion.

Erasmus was a good friend of More, with whom he shared a taste for dry humor and other intellectual pursuits.


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Retrieved from ” https: Adagia Textus Receptus Apophthegmatum opus Stultitiae Laus or Moriae Encomium ; Greek title: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. 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. Moriae Encomium was hugely popular, to Sgultitiae astonishment and sometimes his dismay.

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She was nursed by two other nymphs, Inebriation and Ignorance. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. An English edition soon followed. The essay ends with a straightforward statement of Christian ideals. Her faithful companions include Philautia self-loveKolakia flatteryLethe forgetfulnessMisoponia lazinessHedone pleasureAnoia lahsTryphe wantonnessand two gods, Komos intemperance and Nigretos Hypnos heavy sleep.

The title “Morias Encomium” can also lahs read as meaning “In praise of More”. 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. Uses editors parameter link.


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.

Latin Wikisource has original text related to this article: Views Read Edit View history. 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: Wikisource has original text related to this article: The University in Stultitiea Life, — 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.

Folly parades as a goddess, offspring of Plutusthe god stultitiqe wealth and a nymphFreshness.

Lof der Zotheidis an essay written in Latin in by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam and first printed in June In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. The double or triple meanings go on throughout the text. The essay is filled with classical allusions delivered in a style lzus of the learned humanists of the Renaissance. This article needs additional citations for verification.