Etienne Dolet; The Martyr of the Renaissance a Biography

Etienne Dolet; The Martyr of the Renaissance a Biography

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...resented what he considered the unjust attack of Erasmus on the Prince. Yet his affection for his friend did not blind him to the merits of the great scholar, and it was with much indignation that he read Dolet's attack upon him in the dialogue De Imitatione Ciceroniana. His first work however was directed against the calumniators of Plautus and the Latin tongue2. In this book, printed it will be observed after the publication of the first volume of the Commentaries, and in which he enumerates most of his contemporaries whose writings have in his judgment contributed to the knowledge of the Latin tongue, the name of Dolet is conspicuous by its absence. Whether he had any personal acquaintance or personal quarrel with Dolet we do not know. Certain it is, that he was on intimate terms with Giulio Camillo, to whom he more than once refers in his writings as ' doc-tissimus vir, ' and whom he warmly defends from the attacks of Dolet. 1 2 Com. 242. This sheet may possibly have been printed before Dolet heard of the attack of C. Estienne; but it was not published until a year later, and it is to Dolet's credit that he let the passage remain, and that nowhere in the book (of which the greater part was certainly not printed) is there a word in disparagement of Charles Estienne. 1 Franeieei Floridi Sabini Apologia in Marei Actii Plauti aliorumque Poetarum et lingua latirue calumniatore1. Ejusdem libellus de legum commentatoribus. Lugduni, Seb. Gryphium, 1537, 4t0. This was afterwards much enlarged and reprinted in the collected edition of the author's works printed at Basle in 1540. It was in 1539 that he published his Lectiones Succisiva, a collection of literary and critical remarks on a variety of subjects and authors, after the manner of the Noctes..show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236670949
  • 9781236670946