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Title: Gerardus Joannes Vossius: Poeticarum institutionum libri tres / Institutes of Poetics in Three Books
Author: Bloemendal, Jan
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2010
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004183698
Volumes: 2; Pages: 1800
List Price in Cloth: $636.00 Our price: $540.99
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This is a new critical edition (in two volumes) of Vossius' Latin Poeticae institutiones, with a translation in English, an introduction, annotations and a commentary. In 1647 the Amsterdam professor Gerardus Vossius published his main work on poetics, Poeticarum institutionum libri III, which can be considered as an important result of the Dutch Golden Age. In the same year two shorter works appeared, De artis poeticae natura ac constitutione, which is an introduction to the main work, and De imitatione, which elaborates on two aspects of poetics: imitation and recitation. These are added in appendices, also with a translation, but without a commentary. Now this important early modern work on the making of poetry (labeled by Sellin as 'The last of the Renaissance monsters') is made available also for readers without Latin.