The Philological Program of Erasmus and His Apophthegmata in the Collectanea Moralis Philosophiae of Fray Luis de Granada

in Erasmus Studies
Restricted Access
Get Access to Full Text
Rent on DeepDyve

Have an Access Token?



Enter your access token to activate and access content online.

Please login and go to your personal user account to enter your access token.



Help

Have Institutional Access?



Access content through your institution. Any other coaching guidance?



Connect

During the Renaissance, many encyclopedic productions such as Collectaneas, Florilegia, Adagia, based on the aemulatio auctorum of Classical antiquity and exhibiting the ars scribendi ac ars colligendi of their authors, proliferated all over Europe. These humanists have transmitted, in their works, a perennial legacy at the service of a moral pedagogy, which is a driving force to literary genesis and creation. This process of imitatio, variatio ac renouatio converts the collector into auctor, and guides us in an intertextual construction, where the sententia’s rhetoric is developed under a promising conciliation of res et uerba. Erasmus is one of the most recognizable humanists with a leading role throughout the centuries. His works are a valuable contribution to the study of cultural context and philological framework, followed by many scholars and intellectuals such as Fray Louis of Granada. Thus, our intention is to shed light on the individual method of Granada in the composition of Collectanea Moralis Philosophiae (1571) and, at the same time, to consider how Granada’s use of apophthegmata resembles or differs from Eramus’ treatment of the genre. In this way, we will study this handbook under the meticulous scrutiny of several operative concepts, in order to discover its epistemic structure and philosophical matrix, to analyze the aesthetic and rhetorical features and to reveal the modus operandi of literary creation.

The Philological Program of Erasmus and His Apophthegmata in the Collectanea Moralis Philosophiae of Fray Luis de Granada

in Erasmus Studies

Sections

References

2

See Terence CaveThe Cornucopian Text. Problems of Writing in the French Renaissance (Oxford: Clarendon Press1979); Nair de Nazaré Castro Soares “As Vias de Invenção no Renascimento. Génese do Discurso Literário” in Humanismo para o nosso tempo homenagem a Luís de Sousa Rebelo (Lisbon 2004) and “A literatura de sentenças no humanismo português: res et verba” in Actas do Congresso Internacional humanismo português na época dos descobrimentos (Coimbra: Universidade de Coimbra 1993) 377–410.

4

AzorinDe Granada a Castelar (Madrid: Espasa Calpe1944) 24.

14

Álvaro Huerga“El cristianismo puro de Erasmo” in Historia de la espiritualidadvol. 2 (Barcelona: Flors1969) 55–57.

15

See James TracyErasmus the growth of a mind (Geneva: Droz1972).

18

Léon HalkinÉrasme et l’humanisme chrétien (Paris: Éditions Universitaires1969) 347.

Index Card

Content Metrics

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 9 9 6
Full Text Views 15 15 15
PDF Downloads 1 1 1
EPUB Downloads 0 0 0