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  • Print publication year: 2017
  • Online publication date: March 2017

Chapter 17 - Dialogue

from Part III - Prose

Good modern editions are now available of a number of neo-Latin dialogues: see, for example, in the bilingual I Tatti Renaissance Library series, Bembo 2005, Brandolini 2009, Giraldi 2011, Pontano 2012, Giovio 2013, Filelfo 2013; also Filetico 1992, Celenza 1999, Gaisser 1999, Lipsius 2011 (though see Crab 2012 on the Latin text in this edition). Erasmus’ Colloquia and Ciceronianus are available in the Collected Works, published by Toronto University Press (1974–). In a few cases, English editions are available of texts found less readily in Latin; see for example, Bodin 2008. Critical monographs specifically on neo-Latin dialogue are lacking, though IJsewijn and Sacré 1998 offers a good short overview, and Tateo 1967 and Marsh 1980b survey fifteenth-century Italian production. Essays on individual texts and authors may be found in Geerts, Paternoster and Pignatti 2001 and in Heitsch and Vallée 2004. Kushner 2004 discusses the Latin and vernacular traditions of dialogues in sixteenth-century France.