Nicodemus Frischlin: Band III,3: Kommentar zu ›Priscianus vapulans‹ (Der geschlagene Priscian) und ›Iulius redivivus‹ (Julius Caesars Rückkehr ins Erdenleben)

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The introductory parts of this commentary contain information on the history of the origins and the performances, on questions of metrics and on history of the material and the subjects which were the sources for the works. This is followed by line by line commentaries with explanations pertaining to the language, subject matter and persons and with verification of the other texts which Frischlin adapted in both comedies. This last point refers to the quotes taken from academic texts from all the faculties which were incorporated into the dialogues in the satire ›Priscianus vapulans‹, which from the viewpoint of late humanism were exposed to ridicule due to their barbaric linguistic form. In ›Iulius redivivus‹, Frischlin puts mainly quotes from their own works in the mouths of Caesar as well as Cicero, both of whom had come from the underworld to visit the Germania of the 16th century. These are accounted for individually with reference to the specifical historical contexts from which they originated.


Simon Wirthensohn, Seventeenth-Century News

»[...] through the lens of the commentary, Frischlin’s satire is significantly clarified. Absolutely indispensable for future studies on Frischlin’s dramatic oeuvre is Jungck’s commentary on Priscianus vapulans. [...] Scholarly focus on Frischlin’s comic plays will for a long time be based on Jungck and Mundt’s well-researched volume.«

Simon Wirthensohn,
Seventeenth-Century News
Andreas Keller, Editionen in der Kritik

»Damit erfährt die vielseitige und bisweilen tiefgründige Dramenkunst des Philologen, Panegyrikers und Satirikers nun endlich ihre adäquate Würdigung, vor allem aber öffnet sich jetzt derenbislang für den modernen Leser noch weitgehend unzugängliche, für das Verständnis des scharfsinnigen Autors aber unverzichtbare Tiefensemantik. Die Renaissanceforschung, insbesondere die im Einzelnen noch längst nicht erschöpfend beantwortete Frage einer vielschichtigen Antikenrezeption in Deutschland um 1600 erhält somit eine wichtige zusätzliche Basis.«

Andreas Keller,
Editionen in der Kritik
Marc Jaureys, Journal of Neo-Latin Language and Literature

»This commentary is a new jewel on the crown of the Firschlin opera omnia edition and mandatory reading for anyone who will work on ›Priscianus vapulans‹ and ›Iulius revidus‹ in the future.«

Marc Jaureys,
Journal of Neo-Latin Language and Literature
Patrick Hadley, Renaissance Quarterly

»Jungck and Mundt have provided a superb example of how close philological criticism can make unjustly neglected Latin texts accessible to a new generation of scholars. These commentaries are invaluable tools for anyone who wishes to study Frischlin’s dramas, and they set a high bar for the future work to be done in Neo-Latin philology.«

Patrick Hadley,
Renaissance Quarterly
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