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Neo-Latin literature and literary culture in early modern Scotland / edited by Steven J. Reid and David McOmish.

Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2016.
xi, 300 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Brill's studies in intellectual history ; v. 260. [More in this series]
  • Brill's studies in intellectual history ; volume 260
Summary note:
Neo-Latin Literature and Literary Culture in Early Modern Scotland' is the first detailed examination of the vibrant culture of literature written by Scots in Latin in the late-sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The essays in this collection draw on several recent ground-breaking research projects to examine a wide variety of aspects of Scottish Latin culture, including: Scottish participation in Latinate humanist circles across Europe, particularly in France and England; scientific, philosophical and didactic Latin culture in Scotland prior to the Scientific Revolution; and the reception of classical literature in Scotland, particularly Virgil, Horace, and Ovid. It also features in-depth examinations and translated excerpts of several key works, including the 'Delitiae Poetarum Scotorum' (Amsterdam, 1637) and 'The Muses Welcome' (Edinburgh, 1617).
Introduction / Steven J. Reid -- France through the eyes of Scottish neo-Latinists: snapshots from the Delitiae poetarum scotorum / Steven J. Reid -- A community of scholarship: Latin literature and scientific discourse in early modern Scotland / David McOmish -- The Scottish Fourth eclogue / L.B.T. Houghton -- Peter Goldman: a Dundee poet and physician in the republic of letters / William Poole -- The king returns: the muses' welcome (1618) / Roger P.H. Green -- Andrew Melville, the "anti-tami-cami-categoria" and the English church / Robert Cummings -- A classic send-off: the funeral oration of George Keith fourth earl Marischal (1623) / Miles Kerr-Peterson -- Arthur Johnston (c.1579-1641): a Scottish neo-Latin poet in Europe / Alexander Farquhar -- Arthur Johnston's "dedication" to the Delitiae poetarum Scotorum / Gesine Manuwald -- James Dundas on Seneca, Descartes and the fall / Alexander Broadie -- The decline of Latin in the Scottish universities / Ralph McLean.
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  • 9004330712 (hardback : alk. paper)
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