Exemplary Reading

ab 54,90 

Marijke Crab

Printed Renaissance Commentaries on Valerius Maximus (1470-1600)

ISBN 978-3-643-90726-4
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 2015
Seiten 328
Bindung gebunden
Reihe Scientia universalis.


This monograph sheds new light on the Renaissance reception
of Valerius Maximus, whose collection of Memorable
Deeds and Sayings – nowadays little studied – was
once considered „the most important book next to the Bible“.
Offering a close study of all the Latin commentaries on
Valerius Maximus printed between 1470 and 1600, the present
volume explores how his exempla were read in different times
and places and in different intellectual milieus, while also
enhancing our general understanding of humanist
commentary – which is now, more than ever, a thriving
subject of research.

Marijke Crab is a postdoctoral research
fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO
Vlaanderen) and a member of the Seminarium
Philologiae Humanisticae at KU Leuven.