Bilingual Europe: Latin and Vernacular Cultures - Examples by Jan Bloemendal

By Jan Bloemendal

Bilingual Europe provides to the reader a Europe that for a very long time was once 'multilingual' in addition to the vernacular languages Latin performed an incredible function. Even 'nationalistic' treatises will be written in Latin. till deep into the 18th century medical works have been written in it. it's nonetheless an reliable language of the Roman Catholic Church. yet why did authors select for Latin or for his or her local tongue? when it comes to bilingual authors, what made them opt for both language, and what implications did that experience? What interactions existed among the 2? individuals comprise Jan Bloemendal, Wiep van Bunge, H. Floris Cohen, Arjan C. van Dixhoorn, Guillaume van Gemert, Joep T. Leerssen, Ingrid Rowland, Arie Schippers, Eva Del Soldato, Demmy Verbeke, Francoise Waquet, and Ari H. Wesseling+.

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61 He also refers to a German term in the 1533 edition of the Adagia, no. ’62 All in all, one can assume that he became increasingly familiar with Alemannic-German during his stay in Basel and Freiburg. 63 In many cases, Erasmus simply refers to ancient usage, the common practice in classical Latin, as is clear from the very end of his introduction to the Adagia (chap. xiv). Besides this, he may also be referring to 57 Erasmus’s refutation, entitled Detectio praestigiarum, appears in ASD IX, 1, pp.

37 The same anecdote appears in Adagia no. 2945 ‘Qui eget, in turba versetur’ (‘Those in 32 ASD I, 3, p. 407, ll. 133–35. 33 See below, pp. 40–41. 34 ASD I, 3, p. 201, ll. 2464–65; p. 49, l. 553. 35 Quoted from Proverbia communia (a fifteenth-century collection of Dutch proverbs) by Harrebomée, 1, p. 30; 3, p. 115. Suringar, no. 206. An anonymous translation of the Colloquies, first published in 1622, reads, ‘ ‘T is swaer oude honden bandts te maecken. ] Een ouden hondt laet zich niet licht aen den bandt wennen’ (337 IK).

746, ll. 199–202. He quotes another expression explicitly from Pico (‘Picus Mirandulanus’) in Collectanea 466, namely, ‘Non omnia pari filo conuenit,’ while expressing doubt as to its antiquity (‘e medio fortasse sumptum’). Accordingly, he excluded it from the Adagia. e. ’) In the preface to the Collectanea Erasmus counts Pico, Ermolao Barbaro, and Angelo Poliziano among the greatest authors (‘maximi authores’) and praises 32 Wesseling saying of Heraclitus, quoted by Plutarch, Moralia 787C: Κύνες γὰρ καὶ βαύζουσιν ὣν ἂν μὴ γινώσκουσι (‘Dogs bark at everyone they don’t know’).

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