Thursday, August 4, 2011
Delrio: Adagialia Sacra
Adagialia Sacra by Martín Antonio Delrío (1612)
These two volumes of Delrio cover the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible); for the New Testament, see the Adagialia of Schottus. There is an index of the adages from the Scriptures at the beginning of the book, organized by the Bible books and chapters from which the sayings are taken. Then, for each saying there is an extensive essay in Latin about the meaning of the saying, parallels, etc. And yes, this is the same Delrio who wrote the Disquisitionum Magicarum.