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During the 16th century, Neo-Latin epic poets in Germany strove for protection and patronage by means of their work, just as their precursors in the Italian Quattrocento. An example par excellence of such a poet – who, however, eventually failed – was Johann Engerd (born in 1547), professor for poetics at the university of Ingolstadt. In the following paper, the author presents Engerd’s biography and gives a general overview of his literary production. In a second step, the author discusses in more detail his epic poems which celebrate particular powerful families whose protection Engerd was seeking: the Montfort, the Fugger, and the Madruzzo families. The special focus in our discussion rests on the literary technique and the self-fashioning of the author in his works.

In: Daphnis
In: Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Vindobonensis
In: Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Upsaliensis (set, two volumes)
In: Neo-Latin and the Vernaculars

Ovid beschreibt im ersten Buch seiner Metamorphosen am Übergang zwischen der Daphne- und der Io-Geschichte den Fluss Peneus, der am Pindus entspringt und durch das Tempetal fließt. Die Beschreibung dieses Flusses war der Ausgangspunkt für Joseph Resch, der sie im Jahr 1772 auf die Drau (Dravus) übertrug und dabei ein Kurzepos über den Ursprung der Römerstadt Aguntum in der Nähe von Lienz in Osttirol schuf.

In: Daphnis