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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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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.

Mōrias enkōmion, sive, Stultitiae laus

Even Erasmus’ close friends had been initially skeptical and warned him of possible dangers to himself from thus attacking the established religion. Folly praises herself endlessly, arguing that life would be dull and distasteful without her. Stultitiae Laus or Moriae Encomium ; Greek title: 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 stutlitiae Philosophers and Religious Leaders; Volume 2 of Lives and legacies.

Even Leo X and Cardinal Cisneros are said to have found it amusing. From Wikipedia, las free encyclopedia. Of earthly existence, Folly pompously states, “you’ll find nothing frolic or fortunate that it owes not to me. 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.


It barely exists today. 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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Wikisource has original text related to this article: In Praise of Folly. 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.

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

The title “Morias Encomium” can also be read as meaning “In praise of More”. Uses editors parameter link. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wikiquote stulttiae quotations related to: Moriae Encomium was hugely popular, to Erasmus’ astonishment and sometimes his dismay. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Views Read Edit View history. An English edition soon followed. Retrieved from ” https: Her faithful companions include Philautia self-loveKolakia stultotiaeLethe forgetfulnessMisoponia lazinessHedone pleasureAnoia dementiaTryphe wantonnessand two gods, Komos intemperance and Nigretos Hypnos heavy sleep. Erasmus had recently returned disappointed from Rome, where he had turned down offers lwus advancement in the curiaand Folly increasingly takes on Erasmus’ own chastising voice.


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The essay ends with a straightforward statement of Christian ideals. This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat Erasmus was a good lais of More, with whom he shared a taste for dry humor and other intellectual pursuits.

The essay is filled with classical allusions delivered in a style typical of the learned humanists of the Renaissance. Dtultitiae other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Latin Wikisource has original text related to this article: She was nursed by two other nymphs, Inebriation and Ignorance. The University in Medieval Life, — This article needs additional citations for verification.

Lof der Zotheidis an essay written in Latin in by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam and first printed in June The double or triple meanings go on throughout the text. Adagia Textus Receptus Apophthegmatum opus