Joannes Burmeister



Joannes Burmeister

Aulularia and other Inversions of Plautus

Édité par Michael Fontaine



First critical edition of Burmeister's newly discovered Aulularia
Joannes Burmeister of Lüneburg (1576–1638) was among the greatest Neo-Latin poets of the German Baroque. His masterpieces, now mostly lost, are Christian 'inversions' of the Classical Roman comedies of Plautus. With only minimal changes in language and none in meter, each transforms Plautus’s pagan plays into comedies based on biblical themes. Fascinating in their own right, they also bring back to attention forgotten genres of Renaissance literature. This volume offers the first critical edition of the newly discovered Aulularia (1629), which exists in a sole copy, and the fragments of Mater-Virgo (1621), which adapts Plautus’s Amphitryo to show the Nativity of Jesus. The introduction offers reconstructions of Susanna (based on Casina) and Asinaria (1625), Burmeister's two lost or unpublished inversions of Plautus. Fontaine also provides the only biography of Burmeister based on archival sources, along with discussions of his inimitable Latinity and the perilous context of war and witch-burning in which Burmeister wrote. Burmeister's inversions bear witness to the special talent of his age for the creative reworking of Classical literature, such as Monteverdi's Poppea or Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, as well as to his tumultuous times, with his views on military abuses in the Thirty Years' War prefiguring those of Grimmelshausen's Simplicius Simplicissimus.

Titre Joannes Burmeister
Sous-titre Aulularia and other Inversions of Plautus
Édition Première édition
Édité par Michael Fontaine
Langue anglais
Éditeur Leuven University Press
BISAC Classifications thématiques LIT004130 LITERARY CRITICISM / European
LIT024020 LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 17th Century
BIC Classifications thématiques DB Classical texts
DSBD Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
Dewey (abrégé) 877 Latin satire & humor
800 Literature & rhetoric
Public visé 05 Enseignement supérieur
CLIL (Version 2013 ) 3436 OEuvres classiques
3439 Moderne (<1799)
4027 Etudes littéraires générales et thématiques
Date de première publication du titre 15 décembre 2015
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: DS      94 Thema geographical qualifier: 1D      93 Thema subject category: DSBD      96 Thema time period qualifier: 3MG
Avec Index ; Bibliographie ; Appendices
Support Livre relié
Nb de pages XII - 280 p. Index . Bibliographie . Appendices .
ISBN-10 9462700087
ISBN-13 9789462700086
Référence 119164-83
Date de publication 15 décembre 2015
Contenu du produit Text (eye-readable)
Pages chiffres romains 12
Nombre de pages de contenu principal 280
Format 17 x 24 x 2 cm
Poids 718 gr
Prix 75,00 €
 
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