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Hercules in Venice: Aldus Manutius and the making of Erasmian humanism

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A famous portrait of Erasmus by Hans Holbein depicts the scholar with his hands resting on a volume identified as his ‘Herculean Labours’. Erasmus associated this adage with the effort expended and ingratitude encountered by the philologist, and made it central to his self-presentation. In this article, its origins are traced to Erasmus’s encounter with Aldus Manutius, the Venetian printer-humanist who published his Adagia in 1508. The impact of Aldus on Erasmus is shown to be significant,...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
History
Oxford college:
Somerville College
Publisher:
Warburg Institute Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes Journal website
Volume:
30
Pages:
97-126
Publication date:
2019-02-19
Acceptance date:
2018-08-14
EISSN:
2044-0014
ISSN:
0075-4390
Pubs id:
pubs:910052
URN:
uri:97d78415-9a25-427f-9d54-f58f6f4beaf9
UUID:
uuid:97d78415-9a25-427f-9d54-f58f6f4beaf9
Local pid:
pubs:910052

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