Thursday, December 23, 2010

Glandorpius: Latihnsche Disticha

Ioannes Glandorpius. Latihnsche Disticha. ed. W.H.D. Suringar. 1874.
This is a collection of Latin proverbs in the form of two-line poems (distichs). This old tradition of two-line proverbs goes back to the famous Distichs of Cato (or pseudo-Cato, that is). Thanks to Suringar's masterful edition of Bebelius, I have been finding more modern collections of distichs like this one by Glandorpius, a German Renaissance scholar and humanist who died in 1564. What a delight!


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