Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World

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Edited by: Philip Ford (†), Jan Bloemendal and Charles Fantazzi

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With its striking range and penetrating depth, Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World traces the enduring history and wide-ranging cultural influence of Neo-Latin, the form of Latin that originated in the Italian Renaissance and persists to the modern era. Featuring original contributions by a host of distinguished international scholars, this comprehensive reference work explores every aspect of the civilized world from literature and law to philosophy and the sciences.


Orders of Architecture

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Author(s): Hermans, Lex
¶ The most conspicuous elements of classicist buildings, the orders, originated in Greek temple architecture. In Greek and also in Roman antiquity, the orders were the constructive parts of the colonnades that surrounded the cella of …

Orthography of Neo-Latin

(1,092 words)

Author(s): Minkova, Milena
¶ Neo-Latin orthography is not a strictly definable concept. Spelling of words varies with time and place, as well as author’s and especially printer’s preferences. As a general tendency, in the early …