Nedum ‘let alone’ and non solum ‘not only’ analysed in the humanist tradition from Lorenzo Valla to Desiderius Erasmus

T.A.J.M. Janssen, Frederike van der Leek

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Abstract

This article conveys how the use of the Latin expression nedum ‘let alone’ was conceived of by Lorenzo Valla in between 1431 and 1449 and how his insights were passed on by later humanists such as Josse Bade [Jodocus Badius Ascensius], Hilaire Bertholf and Erasmus. Though undoubtedly thought provoking, their accounts meet with serious problems, thus pointing to the need for a more thorough investigation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBlackbook. A Festschrift in honor of Frans Zwarts
EditorsJack Hoeksema, Dicky Gilbers
Place of PublicationGroningen
PublisherUniversity of Groningen
Pages197-217
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9789036771184
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Nedum 'let alone'
  • Lorenzo Valla
  • Elegantiae (De linguae latinae elegantia libri sex)
  • Josse Bade (Jodocus Badius Ascensius)
  • Hilaire Bertholf (Hilarius Bertulphus Ledius,)
  • Desiderius Erasmus

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