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Friends Hold All Things in Common: Tradition, Intellectual Property, and the Adages of Erasmus

Kathy Eden

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087574
eISBN:
9780300133646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087574.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Erasmus's Adages—a vast collection of the proverbial wisdom of Greek and Roman antiquity—was published in 1508 and became one of the most influential works of the Renaissance. It also marked a ... More


Proverbial Wisdom

Adam Fox

in Oral and Literate Culture in England 1500–1700

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251032
eISBN:
9780191698019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251032.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the usage and importance of proverbs to the modes of thought and expression which personified England in the 16th and 17th centuries. There were about 12,000 proverbs and ... More


Thematic Coherence and Thematic Aggregation

Alexander Samely

in Profiling Jewish Literature in Antiquity: An Inventory, from Second Temple Texts to the Talmuds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684328
eISBN:
9780191764981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684328.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter explains the varieties of features one encounters in texts of thematic discourse or description, a key branch of ancient Jewish literature. In particular, both texts of proverbial ... More


Small Forms in the Governing Voice

Alexander Samely

in Profiling Jewish Literature in Antiquity: An Inventory, from Second Temple Texts to the Talmuds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684328
eISBN:
9780191764981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684328.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter presents the categories that describe recurrent small literary forms, relevant in particular for wisdom and law texts of the pre-rabbinic and rabbinic periods. It also contains an ... More


The classical, medieval and Renaissance inheritance

James Doelman

in The Epigram in England, 1590-1640

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096440
eISBN:
9781526115218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096440.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter outlines the tradition of the epigram in the Classical, Medieval and Renaissance periods, with particular focus on the influence of Martial, Catullus, and the Greek Anthology. Despite ... More


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