Ordo II comprises the work that made Erasmus famous, namely the
Adagia (Proverbs) some of which were extended into essays. This first volume of the
Adages in the Amsterdam edition of the Latin texts of Erasmus gives a general introduction to the
Adages in German, as well as a critical edition of the Latin text of the first half of the first thousand
Adages. The text is accompanied by notes, also in German, that trace Erasmus’ sources and give linguistic, historical, philological and, where necessary, theological background information that helps to understand the text and Erasmus’ way of working.
Vorwort Einleitung Epistulae Prolegomena Adagiorum Chilias Prima, Centuriae I-V (Adagia 1-500) Centuria I Centuria II Centuria III Centuria IV Centuria V Abkürzungsverzeichenis Konkordanz der Adagiennummern Index Adagiorum Latinorum Index Adagiorum Graecorum Index Nominum