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Letters After the Death of Olympia Morata

Letters After the Death of Olympia Morata

Chapter:
(p.195) Letters After the Death of Olympia Morata
Source:
The Complete Writings of an Italian Heretic
Author(s):
Olympia Morata
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226536712.003.0009

This chapter explores the letters after the death of Olympia Fulvia Morata. Letter Seventy Two pertains to Andreas Grunthler greeting the schoolmaster Andreas Campanus. For several days, Morata had been emphatically stating that there was nothing she desired more than to be dissolved and to be with Christ, whose great kindness to her she never ceased to praise, as much as the force of the disease let her. He had enlightened her with the knowledge of His Word, had turned her soul from all the pleasures of this world, and had kindled in her a desire for the eternal life. Morata never hesitated in every conversation to call herself a child of God. She died on October 26, at four in the afternoon, when she was not yet twenty-nine years old. Grunthler asks Campanus when he writes to Caelius Secundus Curio to greet him on his behalf.

Keywords:   death, Olympia Fulvia Morata, Andreas Grunthler, Andreas Campanus, Caelius Secundus Curio

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