Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World

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New World: Epic Writing
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Prominent European epics addressing New World themes or phenomena include the Syphilis sive Morbus Gallicus (1530) by the Veronese physician and humanist Girolamo Fracastoro, Abraham Cowley’s Plan…

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Laird, Andrew, “New World: Epic Writing”, in: Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World, General Editor Craig Kallendorf. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2014
First print edition: ISBN:9789004265721

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