From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
"Suus cuique crepitus bene olet" -- Erasmus
Desiderius Erasmus was a classical scholar who wrote in a "pure" Latin style. Although he remained a Roman Catholic throughout his lifetime, he was critical of what he considered the excesses of the Roman Catholic Church.
Using humanist techniques he prepared important new Latin and Greek editions of the New Testament which raised questions that would be influential in the Reformation. He also wrote The Praise of Folly, Handbook of a Christian Knight, On Civility in Children, Copia: Foundations of the Abundant Style, and many other works.
- Novum Instrumentum omne
- Colloquia, which appeared at intervals from 1518 on
- Apophthegmatum opus
- Copia: Foundations of the Abundant Style
- In Praise of Folly