This is a completely new translation - the first since Victorian times - to bring it into the new vernacular. Linguist Eleanor Merchant, BA (Oxon) MA (Lond), teaches the MRes Latin course at the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, University of London. She is also writing her doctoral thesis on biography and translation in sixteenth-century Europe. www.eleanormerchant.com Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466/1469-1536) was a Dutch humanist, theologian and classical scholar. Widely travelled, he lived in England, France and the Low Countries. He prepared important new Latin and Greek editions of the New Testament which were influential for the Reformation. He also wrote Praise of Folly, Education of a Christian Prince, Adages, Colloquies and many other works.
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