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Renaissance Truth and the Latin Language Turn$
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Ann Moss

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199249879

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249879.001.0001

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Renaissance Truth and the Latin Language Turn

Ann Moss

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses one of the works of Lorenzo Valla, who was considered a genius for his critical thinking and who is consistently connected to the subject of humanist lexicography. His work is the main focus of this chapter, and the chapter looks particularly at the Elegantiae linguae latinae, a six book series that details the use of Latin words that are exemplified in phrases and locutions collected from classical authors. This collection became a huge influence on humanist lexicographical practice.

Keywords:   Lorenzo Valla, critical thinking, humanist lexicography, Elegantiae linguae latinae, phrases, locutions, classical authors, humanist lexicographical practice

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