An Anthology of British Neo-Latin Literature (häftad)
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An Anthology of British Neo-Latin Literature (häftad)

An Anthology of British Neo-Latin Literature

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This volume offers a wide range of sample passages from literature written in Latin in the British Isles during the period from about 1500 to 1800. It includes a general introduction to and bibliography to the Latin literature of these centuries, as well as Latin texts with English translations, introductions and notes. These texts present a rich panorama of the different literary genres, styles and themes flourishing at the time, illustrating the role of Latin texts in the development of literary genres, the diversity of authors writing in Latin in early modern Britain, and the importance of Latin in contemporary political, religious and scientific debates. The collection, which includes both texts by well-known authors (such as John Milton, Thomas More and George Buchanan) and previously unpublished items, can be used as a point of entry for students at school and university level, but will also be of interest to specialists in a number of academic disciplines.
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An anthology of British Neo-Latin was long overdue. Now we have it. Comprehensive in its range, informative and perceptive in its presentation of the single texts, this book is a model of its kind. -- Martin Korenjak, Professor of Classics, University of Innsbruck (and Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies), Austria

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Gesine Manuwald is Professor of Latin at University College London, UK, and President of the Society for Neo-Latin Studies. She has published a number of articles on early modern Latin literature and co-edited the collected volume Neo-Latin Poetry in the British Isles (Bloomsbury, 2012). L. B. T. Houghton teaches Classics at Rugby School and is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Department of Greek and Latin at University College London, UK. He is the author of Virgil's Fourth Eclogue in the Italian Renaissance (2019), and is a former Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee of the Society for Neo-Latin Studies. Lucy R. Nicholas is a Teaching Fellow in Classics at King's College London and the Warburg Institute, University of London, UK. She has published on Roger Ascham and written on other early modern Latin authors, including Thomas More and Walter Haddon. She co-edited Themes of Polemical Theology Across Early Modern Literary Genres (2016). She is the Treasurer of the Society for Neo-Latin Studies.


List of Illustrations List of Contributors Preface INTRODUCTION (L. B. T. Houghton, UCL, UK Gesine Manuwald, UCL, UK and Lucy R. Nicholas, KCL and UCL, UK) 1 Neo-Latin as a Literary Medium 2 British Neo-Latin Literature 3 Overview of Neo-Latin Literary Genres 4 Aims and Coverage of this Volume 5 Latin Texts: Sources and Conventions 6 Further Reading TEXTS 1 Utopia: Elsewhere and Nowhere Thomas More (1478-1535), Extracts from Utopia (Lucy R. Nicholas, KCL and UCL, UK) 2 An Early Tudor Antiquarian at Bath John Leland (c. 1503-1552), De thermis Britannicis (Andrew W. Taylor, University of Cambridge, UK) 3 The Nature of the Universe George Buchanan (1506-1582), De sphaera 1.1-51 (David McOmish, University of Glasgow, UK) 4 A Celebration of Queen Elizabeth I's Coronation in Verse Walter Haddon (1515-1572), In ... Elisabethae regimen (Lucy R. Nicholas, KCL and UCL, UK) 5 The Latin University Orations of Queen Elizabeth I Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), Speeches of 1566 and 1592 (Sarah Knight, University of Leicester, UK) 6 Female Funerary Verse Elizabeth Hoby, Lady Russell (1540-1609), Epitaphic Poems (Lucy R. Nicholas, KCL and UCL, UK) 7 On Writing about Britain William Camden (1551-1623), Prefatory Letter to Britannia (Gesine Manuwald, UCL, UK) 8 A Birthday Poem for Christ Adam King (c. 1560-1620), Genethliacon Iesu Christi (c. 1586) (David McOmish, University of Glasgow, UK) 9 On Poetry, Politics and Religion John Owen (c. 1560-1622), Selection of Epigrams (Gesine Manuwald, UCL, UK) 10 A Comic Exorcism George Ruggle (1575-1622), Ignoramus IV 11 (Daniel Hadas, KCL, UK) 11 'Dazel'd thus with height of place': An English Lyric in Two Latin Versions English: Henry Wotton (1568-1639); Latin: Anonymous [Georg Weckherlin (1584-1653)?] (Victoria Moul, KCL, UK) 12 A Meeting in Mauritania John Barclay (1582-1621), Argenis, Book 5, Chapter 8 (9) (Jacqueline Glomski, UCL, UK) 13 The Gunpowder Plot John Milton (1608-1674), In Quintum Novembris (Stephen Harrison, University of Oxford, UK) 14 A Frost Fair on the Thames William Baker, Descriptio Brumae (1634/5) (George Pounder, Glenalmond College, Scotland) 15 The Beauty and Horror of the Mountains Thomas Burnet (c. 1635-1715), Telluris theoria sacra 1.1.9 (William M. Barton, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies, Innsbruck, Austria) 16 A Satire on the Bishop of Salisbury Anonymous (Thomas Brown?), In Episcopum Quendam (c. 1689) (Victoria Moul, KCL, UK) 17 A View of the Scottish Highlands James Philp (1656/7-c. 1713), Grameid 3.10-36 (L. B. T. Houghton, UCL, UK) 18 Thomas Gray Prophesies Space Travel Thomas Gray (1716-1771), Luna habitabilis 51-72, 78-95 (L. B. T. Houghton, UCL, UK) Index