Adages, Volume 1. Front Cover. Desiderius Erasmus. University of Toronto Press , Volume 31 of Collected Works of Erasmus · Works, Desiderius Erasmus. Erasmus was fascinated by proverbs and prepared a collection of more than of them, accompanying each with his comments, sometimes in a few lines and. Full text of “Proverbs, chiefly taken from the Adagia of Erasmus, with explanations ; and further illustrated by corresponding examples from the Spanish, Italian.

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Adagia singular adagium is the title of an annotated collection adagrs Greek and Latin proverbscompiled during the Renaissance by Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus.

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Erasmus’ collection of proverbs is adxges of the most monumental The first edition, titled Collectanea Adagiorumwas published in Paris inin a slim quarto of around eight hundred entries. Byafter his stay in Italy, Erasmus had expanded the collection now called Adagiorum chiliades or “Thousands of proverbs” to over 3, items, many accompanied by richly annotated commentaries, some of which were brief essays on political and adagws topics.

The work continued to expand right up to the author’s death in to a final total of 4, entriesconfirming the fruit of Erasmus’ vast reading in ancient literature. Many of the adages have become commonplace in many European languages, and we owe our use of them to Adagea. Equivalents in English include:.


The work reflects a typical Renaissance attitude toward classical texts: It is also an expression of the contemporary Humanism: Adages in Collected Works of Erasmus. B Mynors et al.

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University of Toronto Press, — A complete annotated translation into English. There is a one-volume selection: University of Toronto Press, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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More haste, less speed The blind leading the blind A rolling stone gathers no moss One man’s meat is another man’s poison Necessity is the mother of invention One step at a time To be in the same boat To lead one by the nose A rare bird Even a child can see it To have one foot in Charon’s boat To have one foot in the grave To walk on tiptoe One to one Out of tune A point in time I gave as bad as I got I gave as good as I got To call a spade a spade Hatched from the same egg Up to both ears Up to his eyeballs As though in a mirror Think before you start What’s done cannot be undone Many parasangs ahead Miles ahead We cannot all do everything Many hands make light work A living corpse Where there’s life, there’s hope To cut to the quick Time reveals all things Golden handcuffs Crocodile tears To lift a finger You have touched the issue with a aadages To have nailed it To walk the tightrope Time tempers grief Time adgaes all wounds With a fair wind To dangle the bait.


Kill two birds with one stone To swallow adagew hook The bowels of the earth Happy in one’s own skin Hanging by a thread The dog is worthy of his dinner To weigh anchor To grind one’s teeth Nowhere near the mark To throw cold water on Complete the circle In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king No sooner said than done Neither with bad things nor without them Women: