Monday, March 19, 2012
Mercier: De officiis scholasticorum
De officiis scholasticorum, sive de recta ratione proficiendi in litteris, virtute et moribus by Nicolas Mercier (1664)
The poetry in this book is accompanied by notes (often very lengthy notes) in Latin explaining sources and poetic turns of phrase. The poems are in elegiac verse, and each of the three books is organized into separate chapters, with each chapter covering a particular theme. The book also reprints Erasmus' De Civilitate Morum Puerilium after Mercier's three books of verse.