Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Schottus: Adagia, sive Proverbia Graecorum

Paroimiai Hellenikai: Adagia, sive Proverbia Graecorum, ed. Andreas Schottus (1612)
This is a fantastically useful book, containing the Greek proverb collections of Zenobius and Diogenianus, as well as over 1000 proverbs harvested from the Suda, with Latin translations and commentary by Andreas Schottus. Very readable, and in many ways more useful than Erasmus's Adagia, which often draw on these same Greek sources. I've found lots of great proverbs and Latin commentary here to use in my animal proverbs book next summer!


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