Florilegium recentioris Latinitatis

Milena Minkova

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A comprehensive critical anthology of Neo-Latin texts
Neo-Latin, a truly interdisciplinary and multicultural field of study, has become especially relevant in today’s global age. Latin does not belong to any particular country, but to the Republic of Letters with its high aims and universal appeal. A comprehensive critical anthology of Neo-Latin would thus be useful in the classroom, both in secondary school and on university level, as well as for independent scholars. The present volume is comprised of about fifty texts pertaining to geographical areas all around the world, spanning the 14th to the 20th centuries, written in a wide range of genres by authors of  varied backgrounds, and touching on topics of dramatic importance for today. The language of the anthology is Latin, in accordance with the universality it aims to represent by its selection of texts.

Index auctorum, generum litterarum, operum, quae florilegio comprehenduntur


Francisci Petrarcae (Francesco Petrarca) (1304-1374) epistulae, carmen epicum

Conspectus librorum
Epistulae ad Ciceronem

Epistula de ascensu Montis Ventosi

Laurentii Vallae (Lorenzo Valla) (1407-1457) declamatio sive praefatio ad enchiridion grammaticum

Conspectus librorum
De elegantia linguae Latinae prooemium primum.

Ioannis Ioviani Pontani (Giovanni Gioviano Pontano) (1429-1503) cantus pueriles

Conspectus librorum
De amore coniugali: Naeniae.

Michaelis Marulli Tarchaniotis (Μιχαήλ Μάρουλλος Ταρχανειώτης; Michele Marullo Tarcaniota) (ca 1453-1500) epigramma

Conspectus librorum
De laudibus Rhacusae.

Petri Martyris (Pietro Martire d’Anghiera) (1457-1526) historiae

Conspectus librorum
De orbe novo

Iacobi Sannazarii (Jacopo Sannazaro) (1458-1530) carmen epicum, carmen bucolicum

Conspectus librorum
De partu Virginis

Ioannis Pici Mirandulae (Giovanni Pico della Mirandola) (1463-1494) oratio

Conspectus librorum
De dignitate hominis.

Desiderii Erasmi Roterodami (1466-1536) declamatio, epistulae (vita, vita sui ipsius etc.), colloquium scholasticum

Conspectus librorum
Stultitiae laus
Colloquium Abbatis et eruditae.

Thomae Mori (Thomas More) (1477/8-1535) mythistoria

Conspectus librorum

Hieronymi Fracastorii (Girolamo Fracastoro) (1483-1533) carmen didacticum

Conspectus librorum
De morbo Gallico

Iulii Caesaris Scaligeri (Giulio Cesare della Scala) (1484-1558) epigrammata

Conspectus librorum

Ioannis Genesii Sepulvedae (Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda) (ca1490-1573) historiae

Conspectus librorum
De orbe novo.

Ioannis Ludovici Vives (Juan Luis Vives) (1493-1540) colloquium scholasticum

Conspectus librorum
Linguae Latinae exercitatio: Corpus hominis exterius

Philippi Melanchthonis (Philipp Schwarzerd) (1497-1560) oratio

Conspectus librorum
De laude vitae scholasticae oratio.

Nicolai Winmanni (Nikolaus Wynmann) (ca1510-1550) dialogus

Conspectus librorum

Ioannis (Iani) Secundi (Jan Everaerts) (1511-1536) carmina lyrica (distichi elegiaci, hendecasyllabi, pythiambi, glyconii)

Conspectus librorum

Ioannis Latini (Juan Latino) (1518?-ca1594) elegia, carmen epicum seu didacticum

Conspectus librorum
Ad catholicum et invictissimum regem Philippum elegia

Augerii Busbequii (Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq) (1522-1592) epistulae

Conspectus librorum
Legationis Turcicae epistolae quatuor

Marci Antonii Mureti (Marc-Antoine Muret) (1526-1585) drama Senecanum

Conspectus librorum
Iulius Caesar

Ioannis Petri Maffei (Giovanni Pietro Maffei) (1533-1603) historiae

Conspectus librorum
Historiae Indicae

Iacobi Pontani (Jacob Spanmüller) (1542-1626) colloquia scholastica

Conspectus librorum
Progymnasmata Latinitatis sive dialogi

Iusti Lipsii (Joost Lips) (1547-1606) epistulae

Conspectus librorum
Epistulae ad Montanum; ad Iosephum Scaligerum

Iacobi Augusti Thuani (Jacques-Auguste de Thou) (1553-1617) historiae

Conspectus librorum
Historiae sui temporis

Ioannis Kepleri (Johannes Kepler) (1571-1630) fabula phantastica tractatui astronomico inserta

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Somnium seu de astronomia lunari.

Ioannis Barclaii (John Barclay) (1582-1621) mythistoria

Conspectus librorum

Hugonis Grotii (Hugo de Groot) (1583-1645) opus iuridicum, carmen bucolicum

Conspectus librorum
Mare liberum
Myrtilus sive Idyllium nauticum

Thomae Hobbesii (Thomas Hobbes) (1588-1679) tractatus philosophicus

Conspectus librorum
De cive

Matthiae Casimiri Sarbievii (Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski) (1595-1649) odae Horatianae

Conspectus librorum

Iacobi Baldaei (Jacob Balde) (1604-1668) odae Marianae

Conspectus librorum

Annae Mariae a Schurman (Anna Maria van Schurman) (1607-1678) epistulae

Conspectus librorum
De vitae humanae termino
Problema practicum: num feminae Christianae conveniat studium litterarum.

Petri Danielis Huetii (Pierre-Daniel Huet) (1630-1721) satura (hodoeporicon)

Conspectus librorum
Iter Suecicum

Ubertini Carrarae (Ubertino da Carrara) (1642-1716) carmen epicum

Conspectus librorum

Ludovici Holbergii (Ludvig Holberg) (1684-1754) mythistoria

Conspectus librorum
Nicolai Klimii iter subterraneum

Raphaelis Landivarii (Rafael Landívar) (1731-1793) carmen didacticum et descriptivum

Conspectus librorum
Rusticatio Mexicana

Ioannis Pascoli (Giovanni Pascoli) (1855-1912) satura (carmina commixta)

Conspectus librorum


Format: Referencework - ebook

304 pages

ISBN: 9789461662484

Publication: April 18, 2018

Series: Supplementa Humanistica Lovaniensia 43

Languages: Latin

Milena Minkova is Professor of Classics at the University of Kentucky.
As a whole, Minkova’s anthology provides a useful collection of influential and fascinating Neo-Latin texts, both known, authoritative works as well as obscurer examples, reflecting the variety of this literature. This volume will be useful to any teacher preparing a class on Neo-Latin texts. But the readership will presumably be wider. The inclusion of important authorities such as Petrarch, Thomas More, and Erasmus provides interesting glimpses into a huge, still widely obscure corpus for scholars of the Renaissance and early modern world from a variety of fields—history, philosophy, the modern philologies, etc. One can only hope that the language of the edition will not only attract lovers of the Latin language, but also not deter interested groups from neighboring fields.
Johanna Luggin, Renaissance Quarterly, Volume 73, Issue 1, Spring 2020, https://doi.org/10.1017/rqx.2019.498

It sustains the continuous tradition of Neo-Latin culture even in the twenty-first century, aims at being instructive to students and at cultivating those admirers of Latin who still revere classical Latin as a transnational communication tool of educated elites.
Josef Förster, Listy filologické / Folia philologica CXLII, 2019, 1–2
Anyone who wants to teach a survey course in Neo-Latin will find more here than he or she can possibly get through in a semester, and both the compiler and the publisher deserve our thanks for creating an alternative to the course packet compiled in haste, and in violation of copyright laws, that has served as a textbook in this field for most of us.
Craig Kallendorf, The Neo-Latin News Vol. 66, Nos. 3&4
If we expand our canon to make room for the authors included in this anthology, then students, scholars, and lovers of Latin everywhere will find an array of new texts and voices to inspire them. ​
Michael Fontaine, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2018.11.38 - http://www.bmcreview.org/2018/11/20181138.html

Minkova’s Florilegium is a book that has been sorely needed, and it is a rich addition to a field almost destitute of teaching resources.
Tom Hendrickson, M In Medias Res, October 23, 2018