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IWW Author(s): Morata, Olympia, 1526-1555
Translator: Parker, Holt N.
Edition Title: The Complete Writings of an Italian Heretic
Alternate Title: Opere
Place of Publication: Chicago
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Year of Publication: 2003
Series: The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe
Description: xxxiii, 275 p., 24 cm.
Language: English
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Works translated from the Latin. Winner of the 2004 Josephine Roberts Edition Prize from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women.
Genre: Collected works
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments -- Editors' Introduction to the Series -- Key to Abbreviations -- Introduction: Olympia Fulvia Morata (1526/27-55) -- I. Olympia Morata: Works and Letters (Documents, Dedications, Juvenilia: Ferrara, c. 1539-41, Age 12-14, Letters: Italy, Letters: Germany, Poetry, Psalms) -- II. Writings about Olympia Morata or in Honor of Her (Letters after the Death of Olympia Morata, Poems in Honor of Olympia Morata Written during Her Lifetime, Epitaphs by Learned Men, The Tombstones) -- Volume Editor's Bibliography -- Series Editors' Bibliography -- Biblical References Index -- Classical References Index -- General Index.
Subjects: Humanists -- Italy -- Biography.; Women intellectuals -- Italy -- Biography.; Reformation -- Biography.
Abstract: A brilliant scholar and one of the finest writers of her day, Olympia Morata (1526-1555) was attacked by some as a "Calvinist Amazon" but praised by others as an inspiration to all learned women. This book publishes, for the first time, all her known writings--orations, dialogues, letters, and poems--in an accessible English translation. Raised in the court of Ferrara in Italy, Morata was educated alongside the daughters of the nobility. As a youth she gave public lectures on Cicero, wrote commentaries on Homer, and composed poems, dialogues, and orations in both Latin and Greek. She also became a prominent Protestant evangelical, studying the Bible extensively and corresponding with many of the leading theologians of the Reformation. After fleeing to Germany in search of religious freedom, Morata tutored students in Greek and composed what many at the time felt were her finest works--a series of translations of the Psalms into Greek hexameters and sapphics.
ISBN: 0226536688; 0226536696
OCLC Accession No.: 50859292
Edition Code: E20170-02
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