Sunday, January 8, 2012

Pirckheimer: Sententiae morales (Nilus)

Sententiae morales by Willibald Pirckheimer (1518)

As the title explains, these are "Sententiae morales e greco in latinum versae, Bilibaldo Pircheinero interprete." That would be Willibald Pirckheimer (1470-1530), a Renaissance humanist who lived and worked in Nuremberg, and who was a close friend of Albrecht Durer. The book provides Latin translations of the saying of the Greek bishop and martyr, Nilus of Sinai. Here is a portrait of Pirckheimer by Durer:


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