Results 31 – 55 of 55 Encomium Moraie, i.e. Stultitiae Laus. Lob der Torheit. Basler Ausgabe von by HOLBEIN,HANS. Erasmus,Desiderius. and a great. Desiderius Erasmus’ The Praise of Folly [translation of the original Neolatin title Moriae encomium seu laus stultitiae, ] is one of the most. Published: (); Stultitae laus. By: Erasmus, Desiderius, d. Published: ( ); The Erasmus, Stultitiae laus / [text with commentary by John F. Collins].

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The double or triple meanings go on throughout the text.

[Laus stultitiae].

She was nursed by two other nymphs, Inebriation and Ignorance. This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat The essay ends with a straightforward statement of Christian ideals.

In Praise of Folly. Folly praises herself endlessly, arguing that life would be dull and distasteful without her. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It influenced the teaching of rhetoric during the later sixteenth century, and the art of adoxography or praise of worthless subjects became a popular exercise in Elizabethan grammar schools: This article needs additional citations for verification.

Folly parades as a goddess, offspring of Plutusthe god of wealth and a nymphFreshness. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The title “Morias Encomium” can also be read as meaning “In lau of More”.


In Praise of Folly starts off with a satirical learned encomiumin which Folly praises herself, after the manner of the Greek satirist Lucianwhose work Erasmus and Sir Thomas More had recently stultitoae into Latin, a piece lajs virtuoso foolery; it then takes a darker tone in a series of orations, as Folly praises self-deception and madness and moves to a satirical examination of pious but superstitious abuses of Catholic doctrine and corrupt practices in parts of the Roman Catholic Church —to which Erasmus was ever faithful—and the folly of pedants.

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Adagia Textus Receptus Apophthegmatum opus Retrieved from ” https: Lof der Zotheidis an essay written in Latin in by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam and oaus printed in June Wikisource has original text related to this article: Stultitiae Laus or Moriae Encomium ; Greek title: Even Erasmus’ close friends had been initially skeptical and warned him of possible dangers to himself from thus attacking the established religion.

An English edition soon followed. Erasmus revised and extended his work, which was originally written in the space of a week while sojourning with Sir Thomas More at More’s house in Bucklersbury in the City of London. It barely exists today. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Even Leo X and Cardinal Cisneros are said to have found it amusing. Uses editors parameter link.


Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The University in Medieval Life, — Erasmus was a good friend of More, with whom he shared a taste for dry humor and other intellectual pursuits. In Praise of Folly is considered one of the most notable works of the Lzus and played an important role in the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation.

Of earthly existence, Folly pompously states, “you’ll find nothing frolic or fortunate that it owes not to me. Her faithful companions include Philautia self-loveKolakia flatteryLethe forgetfulnessMisoponia lazinessHedone pleasureAnoia dementiaTryphe wantonnessand two gods, Komos intemperance and Nigretos Hypnos heavy sleep.

Its role in the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation [2] stem from the foundation of critique which the essay laid against the practices of the Stuultitiae and its political allies. Erasmus had recently returned disappointed from Rome, where he had turned down offers of advancement in the curiaand Folly increasingly takes on Erasmus’ own chastising voice.

Mōrias enkōmion, sive, Stultitiae laus

The essay is filled with classical allusions delivered in a style typical of the learned humanists of the Renaissance. Views Read Edit View history.

Moriae Encomium was hugely popular, to Erasmus’ astonishment and sometimes his dismay. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource.

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