A study of a book dedicated to Gustavus II Adolphus. The author, the Dutch humanist and diplomat (in Swedish service) Jan Rutgers (Janus Rutgersius), takes as his point of departure the fact that GVSTAVVS is an anagramme for AVGVSTVS. This enables him to praise the Swedish king by referring to the Roman emperor as a model for a great monarch.
|Research areas and keywords
- Neo-Latin scholarship, treshold texts, dedicatory letter, Augustus, Monumentum Ancyranum, textual criticism, Dutch humanism, Daniel Heinsius
|Title of host publication||Latinet i tiden : En festskrift till Hans Aili|
|Editors||Elin Andersson, Erika Kihlman, Maria Plaza|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|