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Dulces ante omnia Musae
Essays on Neo-Latin Poetry in Honour of Dirk Sacré

J. De Landtsheer, F. Della Schiava, T. Van Houdt (eds.)
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724 p., 15 b/w ill. + 2 colour ill., 4 b/w tables, 156 x 234 mm, 2021
ISBN: 978-2-503-59077-6
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The first collection of articles ever to be published about Neo-Latin verse composition from its very beginnings in Italian Renaissance humanism until its revivals in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and beyond

Dulces ante omnia Musae. Essays on Neo-Latin Poetry in Honour of Dirk Sacré is the very first collection of articles ever to be published about the fascinating phenomenon of Neo-Latin verse composition from its very beginning in Italian Renaissance humanism until its modest but important revival in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries – and even beyond. The editors have attracted both young and promising scholars and internationally recognized authorities to write specific case studies which will shed light on the rich diversity of scholarly approaches currently prevailing in the field of Neo-Latin poetical studies, as well as highlight both continuities and discontinuities in the writing and publishing of Latin verses from the fifteenth until the twenty-first centuries.

This volume is dedicated to Dirk Sacré, professor emeritus of Neo-Latin at KU Leuven who, apart from writing numerous articles on Neo-Latin poets from Italy and the Low Countries in early modern times, has contributed more than anyone else in exploring the vast territory, until recently largely neglected and uncharted, of modern and late modern Latin verse compositions.

Jeanine De Landtsheer († 2021) was a senior research fellow at KU Leuven and an internationally acclaimed specialist of Lipsius’s letters and works. Toon Van Houdt is associate professor of Latin at the KU Leuven. His research focuses on the history of political and ethical thought in early modern times. Fabio Della Schiava is postdoctoral research fellow at the KU Leuven. He has written various contributions on Renaissance humanism, and his current research focuses on the reception of Augustine’s De civitate Dei in the Renaissance.

Table of Contents

Dedicatio (Joseph Tusiani)
Introduction (Jeanine De Landtsheer, Fabio Della Schiava & Toon Van Houdt)

Promulsis poetica
Sappho Latina (Tuomo Pekkanen)
Cicero ad colloquium evocatus (Michael von Albrecht)

Chapter 1. Classical Models
Nostram tota urbs est ante fenestram. The Satiric Persona in Julius Caesar Scaliger’s Otium (Shari Boodts)
Bernardino Partenio’s Carmen saeculare and His Imitation of Horace (Marc Laureys)
Iusta facit versus haec indignatio nostra. Adapting Latin Verse Satire in Early Modern Livonia (Kristi Viiding)
Catullus’ Phaselus ille and Justus Lipsius’s Dog Melissa (Jeanine De Landtsheer)
Arat oder Cicero? Die Ergänzungen zu Ciceros Übersetzung im Syntagma Arateorum des Hugo Grotius (1600) (Reinhold F. Glei)
A Poor and Proud Schoolteacher: Alfredo Bartoli’s Primus Horatii Magister (1937) (Christian Laes)

Prandium poeticum primum
Quinque haiku Theoderici in honorem composita (Remco Regtuit)
Via Appia. Ad Theodoricum Sacré (Michiel Verweij)

Chapter 2. Italian Humanist Poetry
Quid non cogat amor? Carlo Gonzaga and Lyda’s Love Story in Filelfo’s Sphortias (Jeroen De Keyser)
Two Enigmatic Epigrams in Berlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, ms. Lat. quarto 469 (Ide François)
Poesia goliardica pavese. Maffeo Vegio e la Prosopopea del secchio (Fabio Della Schiava)
Poésie et politique dans deux Carmina d’Ercole Strozzi (Béatrice Charlet-Mesdijan)
Basilius Zanchius, Poemata 5.1. Eine poetische Trauerklage auf Giovanni Pontano (Heinz Hofmann)
Le eruzioni dell’Etna nella poesia latina dei moderni (Giuseppe Marcellino)

Prandium poeticum secundum
In laudem sancti Ambrosii (Fidelis Raedle)
Grammatica (Fidelis Raedle)

Chapter 3. Humanist Poetry from the Low Countries
Neo-Latin Poetry in the Album amicorum of Hubert Audejans (Gilbert Tournoy)
“A Refined and Fragrant Garland”. A Poem by Philip Rubens in Honour of Justus Lipsius’s Seneca (Jan Papy & Jeanine De Landtsheer)
A Taste of Honey: Daniel Heinsius’s Lusus ad apiculas for Justus Lipsius (Harm-Jan van Dam)
The First Lyrical Choral Ode of Heinsius’s Herodes infanticida (1632) and the Classics (Jan Bloemendal)
A Plea for Rehabilitation. Nicolas Heinsius’s Funeral Poem on Hugo Grotius (Henk Nellen)
Autumn 1643 – a Smooth Shift of Generations? Poems by Caspar Barlaeus and Caspar Kinschotius on a Portrait of Jacobus Maestertius (Marcus de Schepper)

Prandium poeticum tertium
Carmen de duobus Theodericis (Curtius Smolak)

Chapter 4. Humanist Poetry Outside Italy and the Low Countries
Private Poetry: An Unknown certamen of Conrad Celtis and Its Context (Farkas Gábor Kiss)
Musen, die Parthenicae des Baptista Mantuanus und Bibelparaphrase in der Musithias des Johannes Tuberinus (Walther Ludwig)
Le choix des mètres dans les Epigrammata d’Agrippa d’Aubigné (Genève, BPU, ms. Tronchin 158) (Jean-Louis Charlet)
La fama como poeta de Antonio Agustín (1517-1586) con un estudio de los dísticos Iurisconsultos non esse alienos a Musis ad Ioannem fratrem (Juan Francisco Alcina Rovira)
Liminary Poems in the First Volume of Jerónimo de Almonacir’s Commentaria in Canticum canticorum Salomonis (Joaquín Pascual Barea)
Spes mea Christus: Elizabeth Jane Weston’s Religious Poetry (Brenda M. Hosington)
Mozarts erstes Opernlibretto. Rufinus Widl OSB: Apollo et Hyacinthus (Wilfried Stroh)

Prandium poeticum quartum
Dircaea Carmina (David Money)

Chapter 5. Jesuit Poetry
Sidronius Hosschius, poète de l’hypotypose (Colette Nativel)
L’épode 15 de Jacob Balde, entre vision picturale et peinture visionnaire (Ralph Dekoninck & Aline Smeesters)
Heroism in the Horatian Lyric Tradition: A Turning Point in Jakob Balde’s Poetics (Stefan Tilg)
From School Exercise and Affixio to Devotional Emblem Book: The Latin Poems of Typus mundi (1627) (Toon Van Houdt & Marc Van Vaeck)
Die Metamorphoses Styriae (Graz, 1722) des Ludwig Debiel SJ (Florian Schaffenrath)
Subterranean Subtexts: Allegory and the Jesuit Suppression in Landívar’s Rusticatio Mexicana (Bologna, 1782) (Yasmin Haskell)

Prandium poeticum quintum
In laudem Theoderici Sacré rude gloriose donati (Fidelis Raedle)
Valedictio (Fidelis Raedle)

Chapter 6. Latin Poetry from the Late Eighteenth Century Onwards
Augusteische Klassik und katholische Werbung. Zu Gedichten Cölestin Leuthners O.S.B. (Ode 15, Elegia 3) (Kurt Smolak)
James Parke’s Ars piscatoria, or The Art of Fishing, according to an Early Nineteenth-Century Cambridge Poet (Ingrid A. R. De Smet)
Des poèmes manuscrits de collégiens sur le sacre de Charles X en 1825 (Romain Jalabert)
Musae Pompeianae. The Reception of Pompeii and Herculaneum in Neo-Latin Literature (19th-20th Centuries) (Nicholas De Sutter)
A Schoolboy’s Exercises. Joseph Alfred Bradney’s Latin Compositions at Harrow (1877) (Tom Deneire)
Joseph Tusiani nel Certamen Hoeufftianum 1959 (Emilio Bandiera)

Prandium poeticum sextum
Praetereuntis vitae testimonia (Maurus Pisini)

Crustula
Verba gratulatoria (Sigrides C. Albert)
Laudes et grates (Victorius Ciarrocchi)
Ut Selestadienses olim Erasmum celebraverunt, ita nunc Argentoratenses Theodoricum celebrare volunt (Gerardus Freyburger & Anna Maria Chevallier)
In laudem Theoderici Sacré (Milena Minkova)
Colloquium Elysium (Giancarlo Rossi)
Theodoricus (Robertus Spataro)
De Theoderico Sacré (Terentius Tunberg)

Index manuscriptorum
Index nominum

Illustrations

Tabula gratulatoria

Interest Classification:
Classics, Ancient History, Oriental Studies
Latin literature
Neo-Latin literature

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