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Humanistisches Weltwissen: Die Lectionum antiquarum libri des Caelius Rhodiginus

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In Lectionum antiquarum libri, the Italian humanist Ludovico Ricchieri, also called Caelius Rhodiginus from Rovigo, gave collective commentary on humanism, which was used throughout Europe more than 200 years. Especially the theological and cosmological beginning seems to have been designed more systematically in the revision. The Basel edition of 1542 was at a central for the knowledge and knowledge retention in Europe site. It is considered as the most important texts of the Latin Renaissance in the mid-16th century, where humanism has been made ​​available in encyclopedic manner. The issuance of Lectionum antiquarum libri in 1542 is considered a very special situation in the history of Latin lexicography in Germany. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: Caelius Rhodiginus; Lectionum antiquarum libri; Latin lexicography; humanism



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