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Epitaphs by Learned Men

Epitaphs by Learned Men

(p.214) Epitaphs by Learned Men
The Complete Writings of an Italian Heretic
Olympia Morata
University of Chicago Press

This chapter explores the epitaphs by learned men and friends of Olympia Fulvia Morata upon her death. It describes Caelius Secundus Curio's hendecasyllables on Morata's apotheosis. The chapter describes his dedication to his long-standing friendship with her father Fulvius Moratus and her mother Lucretia Morata, and to the divine genius, writings, and true piety of Morata. To the grief of her husband Andreas Grunthler, Curio dedicates these hendecasyllables. “With Him she now takes her quiet rest a sharer in perpetual happiness.” Morata went to Christ on October 26 in the Year of Christian salvation 1555 at Heidelberg. The chapter also adds “An Epitaph on the Lady Olympia Fulvia Morata” by Jacob Micyllus.

Keywords:   epitaphs, Olympia Fulvia Morata, Caelius Secundus Curio, hendecasyllables, apotheosis, Fulvius Moratus, Lucretia Morata, Andreas Grunthler, Heidelberg, Jacob Micyllus

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