II-1 Ordinis secundi tomus primus
Ed. M.L. van Poll-van de Lisdonk, M. Mann Phillips† et C. Robinson
Ordo II comprises the work that made Erasmus famous, namely the Adagia (Proverbs) some of which were extended into essays. This first volume of the Adages in the Amsterdam edition of the Latin texts of Erasmus gives a general introduction to the Adages in German, as well as a critical edition of the Latin text of the first half of the first thousand Adages. The text is accompanied by notes, also in German, that trace Erasmus’ sources and give linguistic, historical, philological and, where necessary, theological background information that helps to understand the text and Erasmus’ way of working.