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(p. ix) Notes on Contributors

(p. ix) Notes on Contributors

Irena Backus is Titular Professor at the University of Geneva (Institut d’histoire de la Réformation), and a specialist in the reception of the church fathers and of the New Testament Apocrypha in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. She has also worked on the history of biblical exegesis in the sixteenth century. Select publications include The Disputations of Baden (1526) and Berne (1528): Neutralizing the Early Church (Princeton University Press, 1993); La patristique et les guerres de religion en France (Institut d’Etudes Augustiennes, 1993); and (as editor) The Reception of the Church Fathers in the West: From the Carolingians to the Maurists (Brill, 1996).

Patrick Baker is Senior Research Associate at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His work focuses on Renaissance humanism and the reception of the classical tradition. He is the author of Italian Renaissance Humanism in the Mirror (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and co-editor of Christianity, Latinity, and Culture: Two Studies on Lorenzo Valla (Brill, 2014).

Robert Black is Emeritus Professor of Renaissance History at the University of Leeds. His principal publications in the field of Renaissance education include Studio e scuola in Arezzo durante il medioevo e il rinascimento (Accademia Petrarca di Lettere, Arte, e Scienze, 1996), Humanism and Education in Medieval and Renaissance Italy (Cambridge University Press, 2001), and Education and Society in Florentine Tuscany (Brill, 2007).

Alejandro Coroleu is Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA) Research Professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His main research areas are the role of Latin in early modern cultural history, and the study of the classical tradition in Renaissance Catalunya. He is the author of Printing and Reading Italian Latin Humanism in Renaissance Europe, ca.1480–ca. 1540 (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014).

Jean-François Cottier is Professor at the University of Paris-Diderot and Associate Professor at the University of Montreal. He has published on medieval and Neo-Latin and on the humanist interpretation of the Bible. In particular, he is the editor of Erasmus of Rotterdam’s Paraphrases of the Gospels in the ASD series. Over the last few years, he has also developed an interest in the Latin heritage of New France.

Erik De Bom is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Philosophy of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium, and a senior researcher at LECTIO (Leuven Centre for the Study of the Transmission of Texts and Ideas in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance) and Leuven Centre for Global (p. x) Governance Studies (GGS). He specializes in early modern political thought and contemporary political philosophy. Currently, he is editing with Harald E. Braun A Companion to the Spanish Scholastics, to be published by Brill.

Ingrid A. R. De Smet, FBA, is Professor of French and Neo-Latin Studies at the University of Warwick. She was educated at the Universities of Leuven and Cambridge and formerly held a Prize Fellowship and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at Magdalen College, Oxford. Specializing in the intellectual culture of late sixteenth-century and early seventeenth-century France and the Low Countries, she is the author of Menippean Satire and the Republic of Letters, 1581–1655 (Droz, 1996); Thuanus. The Making of Jacques-Auguste de Thou (1553–1617) (Droz, 2006); and La Fauconnerie à la Renaissance: Le Hieracosophion de Jacques Auguste de Thou (1582/84) (Droz, 2013). The present chapter on satire was written during her Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2011–2014), which also laid the groundwork for her project on “Secrets and Their Keepers in Late Renaissance France.”

Catarina Fouto is Lecturer in Portuguese Studies at King’s College, London. She took a D.Phil. at Oxford University with a study of Portuguese Neo-Latin. Her interests include medieval and early modern Portuguese literature (vernacular and Latin) and its cultural context, humanism and the Counter-Reformation, censorship and history of the book, and critical edition and translation.

John Gallucci is Professor of French at Colgate University (Hamilton, New York). He has published on seventeenth-century French literature and the Latin writings of the French Jesuit missionaries. His translation of the Castorland Journal, which documents a group of French émigrés settling in New York State in 1793–1797, appeared in 2010 (Cornell University Press).

Guido Giglioni is the Cassamarca Lecturer in Neo-Latin Cultural and Intellectual History at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London. He has published books on Jan Baptiste van Helmont (Milan 2000) and Francis Bacon (Rome 2011), and has edited a volume of manuscript papers of Francis Glisson (Cambridge 1996). He works on the intersections of medicine and philosophy in the early modern period.

Noël Golvers is a Senior Researcher in the Department of Sinology at KU Leuven. He studies Latin sources for the Jesuit mission in China (the early Qing period), and is particularly interested in astronomy, the circulation of books, and the communication networks between Europe and China. His 2003 study, Ferdinand Verbiest and the Chinese Heaven (Leuven University Press), won the Royal Academy of Belgium’s 2004 award, and his publications on Libraries of Western Learning for China have appeared in the series Leuven Chinese Studies between 2012 and 2014.

Gary R. Grund is Professor of English Literature at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island. Since receiving his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1972, he has pursued (p. xi) his research interests in Renaissance literature and the intellectual history of the period, publishing monographs, articles, and reviews. Two of his more recent full-length works are his editions and translations of Humanist Comedies (2005) and Humanist Tragedies (2011), both published by Harvard University Press as part of its I Tatti Renaissance Library series.

Estelle Haan is Professor of English and Neo-Latin Studies at The Queen’s University of Belfast. She is the author of book-length studies of the Neo-Latin poetry of Milton, Marvell, Phineas Fletcher, Dillingham, Addison, Gray, and Bourne. Having recently published Both English and Latin: Bilingualism and Biculturalism in Milton’s Neo-Latin Writings (American Philosophical Society, 2012), and her edition of Milton’s Latin poetry for Vol. 3 of The Complete Works of John Milton (Oxford University Press), she is currently editing Milton’s Latin letters for The Complete Works of John Milton, Vol. 11 (Oxford University Press).

Jason Harris is a lecturer in early modern history in the History Department at University College Cork. Since 2008, he has been Director of the Centre for Neo-Latin Studies at UCC. His research focuses on late medieval and early modern intellectual culture, with particular interests in the Low Countries and northwest Germany during the Reformation, and in Irish Latin writing of the period. He has co-edited Making Ireland Roman: Irish Neo-Latin Writers and the Republic of Letters (with Keith Sidwell, Cork University Press, 2009) and Transmission and Transformation in the Middle Ages: Texts and Contexts (with Kathy Cawsey, Four Courts Press, 2007).

Dag Nikolaus Hasse is Professor in the History of Philosophy at the University of Würzburg. His publications include Avicenna’s De anima in the Latin West (Warburg Institute, 2000) and Latin Averroes Translations of the First Half of the Thirteenth Century (Olms, 2010). He is currently completing a book on the reception of Arabic sciences and philosophy in the Renaissance.

Sarah Knight is Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Literature in the School of English, University of Leicester. Her editions and translations include Leon Battista Alberti’s Momus (with Virginia Brown, I Tatti, 2003), John Milton’s Prolusions (Oxford University Press, forthcoming), and the accounts of Elizabeth I’s visits to the University of Oxford for the new edition of John Nichols’s Progresses (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Andrew Laird is Professor of Classical Literature at Warwick University. His publications on Greek and Roman literature and on Latin humanism in Renaissance Europe and colonial Spanish America include Powers of Expression, Expressions of Power (Oxford University Press, 1999), Oxford Readings in Ancient Literary Criticism (Oxford University Press, 2006), and The Epic of America (Duckworth, 2006).

Marc Laureys is Professor of Medieval Latin and Neo-Latin Philology and Founding Director of the Centre for the Classical Tradition at the University of Bonn. Along with Karl August Neuhausen, he is the founding editor-in-chief of the Neulateinisches (p. xii) Jahrbuch and the Noctes Neolatinae. He has published on early modern historiography and antiquarianism, particularly in Italy and the Low Countries, and polemical discourse in Renaissance humanism.

David Marsh (Ph.D., Harvard, 1978), Professor of Italian at Rutgers, is the author of The Quattrocento Dialogue (Harvard University Press, 1980), Lucian and the Latins (University of Michigan Press, 1998), Studies on Alberti and Petrarch (Ashgate, 2012), and The Experience of Exile as Described by Italian Writers (Mellen, 2013), as well as the translator of Alberti’s Dinner Pieces (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1987), Vico’s New Science (Penguin, 1999), Petrarch’s Invectives (I Tatti, 2003), and Renaissance Fables (MRTS, 2004).

David Money teaches Neo-Latin literature at the University of Cambridge, for the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages; he is a fellow of the Academia Latinitati Fovendae, and an active Latin poet; he has published widely on Neo-Latin, especially on British verse of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. He is the author of The English Horace: Anthony Alsop and the Tradition of British Latin Verse (Oxford University Press, 1998), and has edited and translated the verses delivered to Elizabeth I by Eton scholars in 1563 for the new critical edition of John Nichols’s Progresses (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Victoria Moul is Lecturer in Latin Language and Literature at King’s College, London. She has published widely on the early modern reception and translation of classical poetry (especially Horace, Virgil, and Pindar) and on Neo-Latin verse, of which she is a regular translator. She is the editor of Neo-Latin Literature (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

Cristina Neagu holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford and specializes in the literature and arts of the Renaissance. Her publications include Servant of the Renaissance: The Poetry and Prose of Nicolaus Olahus (Peter Lang, 2003) and contributions in the essay collections Humanism in Fifteenth-Century Europe (Medium Aevum, 2012), and The Perils of Print Culture: Theory and Practice in Book, Print and Publishing History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Currently, Dr. Neagu is in charge of Special Collections at Christ Church Library, Oxford.

Brian W. Ogilvie is Associate Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research focuses on history of science and cultural history in Europe from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. He is the author of The Science of Describing: Natural History in Renaissance Europe (University of Chicago Press, 2006). His current book project examines the role of insects in European art, science, and religion from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.

Jan Papy is Professor of Latin and Neo-Latin Literature at KU Leuven. His research focuses on Italian humanism, humanism in the Low Countries, intellectual history and Renaissance philosophy in the Low Countries. He is a member of the editorial board (p. xiii) of Humanistica Lovaniensia, Erasmus Studies (formerly Erasmus of Rotterdam Society Yearbook), and Lias: Journal of Early Modern Intellectual Culture and Its Sources.

Marc van der Poel is Professor of Latin at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. His area of expertise lies at the crossroads between Latin philology and ancient rhetoric and its history until the present day. He is working on a new edition of Rudolph Agricola’s De inventione dialectica, and is the current editor of Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric.

Mark T. Riley is Emeritus Professor of Classics at California State University Sacramento. He is the editor of John Barclay’s Argenis (Van Gorcum, 2004) and The Mirror of Minds or John Barclay’s Icon Animorum (Leuven University Press, 2013), in addition to articles on ancient philosophy and scientific thought.

Diana Robin is Professor Emerita of Classics at University of New Mexico. She is a Scholar-in-Residence at Newberry Library (Chicago). Her books include Publishing Women: Salons, the Presses, and the Counter-Reformation in Sixteenth-Century Italy (University of Chicago Press, 2007), Francesco Filelfo. Odes (Harvard University Press, I Tatti Renaissance Library, 2009), and Filelfo in Milan (Princeton University Press, 1991).

Dirk Sacré, Ph.D. (1986) in Classics, is Professor of Latin and Neo-Latin Literature at the KU Leuven. He is general editor of the journal Humanistica Lovaniensia and vice-president of the Academia Latinitati Fovendae (Rome). He co-authored part two of the Companion to Neo-Latin Studies (Leuven University Press, 1998) and has published on a variety of Neo-Latin poets from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries.

Florian Schaffenrath is the director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies in Innsbruck and teaches Classics at Innsbruck University. He is interested in narrative poetry and has written about Petrarch, Sannazaro, and other epic poets. He has published and translated an edition of Ubertino Carrara’s epic Columbus (1715; Weidler 2006).

Robert Seidel is Professor of German Literature at the Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main. His research focuses on the literature and culture of the early modern period. Publications dealing with Neo-Latin subjects include a monograph about the later humanist, Caspar Dornau; various editions of texts (for instance, humanist lyric poetry from the sixteenth century and Martin Opitz’s Latin works); as well as edited volumes on lyric poetry, drama, and the technique of parodia.

Keith Sidwell is Emeritus Professor of Latin and Greek, University College Cork, and Adjunct Professor, University of Calgary. He works on Greek drama, Lucian, and Irish Neo-Latin. Major Neo-Latin publications include Making Ireland Roman: Irish Neo-Latin Writers and the Republic of Letters (Cork University Press, 2009; with Jason Harris) and The Tipperary Hero: Dermot O’Meara’s Ormonius (1615) (Brepols, 2011; with David Edwards). (p. xiv)

Annika Ström is Associate Professor of Latin and currently Professor of Rhetoric at Södertörn University. She has specialized in the seventeenth-century literature of Sweden, especially rhetoric, occasional poetry, epistolography, and dissertations. She is the author of Lachrymae Catharinae: Five Collections of Funeral Poetry from 1628 (Almqvist & Wiksell, 1994) and Monumental Messages: Latin Inscriptions on Tombstones and Church Bells in Medieval Sweden (Sällskapet Runica et Mediaevalia, 2002).

Andrew Taylor is Fellow, Lecturer, and Director of Studies in English at Churchill College, Cambridge. He publishes on Neo-Latin writing, biblical and literary translation, and humanism in the sixteenth century, and has recently edited (with Philip Ford), Early Modern Cultures of Neo-Latin Drama (Leuven University Press, 2013), (with Sarah Annes Brown) the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) Ovid in English 1480–1625 (2013), and Neo-Latin and Translation in the Renaissance (The Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée, 2014).

Stefan Tilg is Professor of Latin at the University of Freiburg. Before that, he was the first director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies in Innsbruck. His main publications are from the fields of Jesuit drama and ancient fiction: Die Hl. Katharina von Alexandria auf der Bühne des Jesuitentheaters (Niemeyer, 2005), Chariton of Aphrodisias and the Invention of the Greek Love Novel (Oxford University Press, 2010), and Apuleius’ Metamorphoses: A Study in Roman Fiction (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Demmy Verbeke is Head of the Arts Library at KU Leuven. His research interests include Renaissance humanism, the history and future of the book, and scholarly communication. He has authored Latin Letters and Poems in Motet Collections by Franco-Flemish Composers (ca. 1550–ca. 1600) (Brepols, 2010) as well as articles in, among others, Renaissance Studies, International Journal of the Classical Tradition, Paedagogica Historica, and Humanistica Lovaniensia.

Françoise Waquet is directrice de recherche at the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique). Her work focuses on the history of the learned world up to the modern and contemporary periods. Her principal works are Le Latin ou l’empire d’un signe, XVIe–XXe siècle (Albin Michel, 1998), Parler comme un livre: L’oralité et le savoir, XVIe–XXe siècle (Albin Michel, 2003), Les Enfants de Socrate: Généalogie intellectuelle et transmission du savoir, XVIIe–XXIe siècle (Albin Michel, 2008), and Respublica academica: Rituels universitaires et genres du savoir, XVIIe–XXIe siècle (Presses Universitaires Paris–Sorbonne, 2010).

Haijo Westra is Emeritus Professor of Latin and Greek at the University of Calgary. A specialist in late antique and medieval Latin, he is also interested in Neo-Latin and vernacular texts concerning the history of Canada. His emphasis here is on the relationship of these texts to classical sources.

Paul White, Lecturer in Comparative Literature at the University of Leeds, works on French Renaissance humanism, and has published articles and book chapters on poetry, (p. xv) scholarship, and print culture in Latin and vernacular contexts; and co-edited books on topics in early modern thought and culture. He is the author of books on the French reception of Ovid (Ohio State University Press, 2009) and on the Parisian printer-scholar Josse Bade (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Peter Zeeberg, Ph.D., is Senior Editor of the Society for Danish Language and Literature, Copenhagen. His main research areas are Danish Neo-Latin poetry and historiography. Major publications and projects include Erasmus Laetus’ skrift om Christian IVs fødsel og dåb, with Karen Skovgaard-Petersen (C.A. Reitzels, 1992), Tycho Brahes Urania Titani (Museum Tusculanums forlag, 1994), and the online resource Renaessancens sprog i Danmark (, 2009). He is co-editor of the collected works of Ludvig Holberg (

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