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.
|Title of host publication||Blackbook. A Festschrift in honor of Frans Zwarts|
|Editors||Jack Hoeksema, Dicky Gilbers|
|Place of Publication||Groningen|
|Publisher||University of Groningen|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- Nedum 'let alone'
- Lorenzo Valla
- Elegantiae (De linguae latinae elegantia libri sex)
- Josse Bade (Jodocus Badius Ascensius)
- Hilaire Bertholf (Hilarius Bertulphus Ledius,)
- Desiderius Erasmus