Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Lipsius, Justus
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A. Life

Justus L. was a towering figure of Dutch and European Late Humanism across his entire spectrum of interests from text criticism to moral philosophy and political theory. He was particularly influential as the founder of Neostoicism (Stoicism). Born Joost Lips on October 18, 1547 at Overijse (near Brussels), he died on March 23/24, 1606 at Leuven. He studied at Cologne from 1559 to 1568 (1564 Baccalaureus artium) and Leuven. Between the autumn of 1568 and April 1570, he was at Rome (from May 1569 as secretary to Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle), where he…

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Laureys, Marc (Bonn), “Lipsius, Justus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004898>
First published online: 2015



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