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Unpublished Paper
Exemplarity and the use of antiquity in Erasmus
  • Brian W. Ogilvie, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

This paper explores Erasmus’s creative response to the tension between his idealization of antiquity and his Christian commitments. Because he did not distinguish ethical judgments from taste, Erasmus contradicted himself on the value of antiquity and hedged it about with many restrictions.

  • Erasmus,
  • antiquity,
  • exemplarity,
  • historicism
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Brian W. Ogilvie. "Exemplarity and the use of antiquity in Erasmus" (2001)
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