Tabula Gratulatoria in Honour of Dirk Sacré

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Tabula Gratulatoria in Honour of Dirk Sacré


Dulces ante omnia Musae. Essays on Neo-Latin Poetry in Honour of Dirk Sacré. Edited by Jeanine De Landtsheer, Fabio Della Schiava & Toon Van Houdt.

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 the 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 the 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.

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