Desiderius Erasmus Principal Works - Essay

Principal Works

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))

Adagiorum collectanea (aphorisms) 1500; revised as Adagiorum chiliades tres, ac centuriae fere totidem, 1508, 1515

Enchiridion militis christiani [The Handbook of the Christian Knight] (prose) 1503

De ratione studii [On the Method of Study] (prose) 1511

Moriae encomium [The Praise of Folly] (satire) 1511

De duplici copia verborum, commentarii duo [On Abundance of Words and Ideas] (prose) 1512

Parabolae sive similia (aphorisms) 1514

Christiani hominis Institutu Erasmi Roterodami (prose) 1515

Institutio principis christiani (prose) 1516

Novum instrumentum (prose) 1516

*Ivlivs. Dialogvs viri cvivspiam ervditissimi festiuus sane ac elegans, quomodo Ivlivs II [Julius exclusus; The dialogue between Julius the second, Genius, and Saint Peter] (satire) 1517

Querela pacis undique gentium ejectae profligataeque [The Complaint of Peace] (prose) 1517

Sileni Alcibiadis (dialogue) 1517

De contemptu mundi epistola [On Contempt of the World] (prose) 1519

Familiorum Colloquiorum Formulae [Familiar Discourses] (prose) 1519; revised as Familiarum colloquiorum opus multis nominibus utilissimu, nunc postreina cura ab authore, 1527

Paraclesis (prose) 1519

Antibarbari [Against the Barbarians] (dialogue) 1520

Libellus de conscribendis epistolis [On Writing Letters] (prose) 1522

De libero arbitrio, Diatribe seu collatio [Discourse on Free Will] (prose) 1524

Christiani matrimonii institutio, per Des. Erasmum Roterodamum, opus nunc primum & natum, & excusum [On Christian Marriage] (prose) 1526

Hyperaspistes diatribae adversus Servam Arbitrium M. Luther (prose) 1526-27

Dialogue cui titulus Ciceronianus, sive, De optimo genere dicendi (prose) 1528

De pueris institudendis (prose) 1529

De civilitate morum puerilium per D. Erasmum libellus, ab autore recognitus et novis scholiis illustratus [On Manners for Children] (prose) 1530

Apophthegmata (aphorisms) 1531

De praeparatione ad morum [On Preparing for Death] (prose) 1534

Ecclesiastes, sive De ratione concionandi (manual) 1535

Omnia opera D. Erasmi. 9 vols. [edited by Rhenanus Beatus] (prose, dialogues, letters) 1539-55

Desiderii Erasmi Roterodami Opera omnia. 10 vols. [edited by J. Leclerc] (prose, dialogues, letters) 1703-06

The Epistles of Erasmus from his Earliest Letters to His Fifty-First Year. 3 vols. [edited and translated by Francis M. Nichols] (letters) 1901-18

Opus Epistolarum Desiderius Erasmi Roterodami. 12 vols. [edited by Percy Safford Allen, Helen Mary Allen, and Heathcote William Garrod] (letters) 1906-1947

The Poems of Desiderius Erasmus [edited by Cornelis Reedijk] (poetry) 1956

The Correspondence of Erasmus. 12 vols. [translated by R.A.B. Mynors and D.F.S. Thomson] (letters) 1974-2003

Collected Works of Erasmus. 89 vols. to date [editorial board chair James K. McConica] (prose, dialogues, letters) 1974-

*This work is generally attributed to Erasmus, but its authorship is not certain.

†This work was originally published as an introduction to the Novum instrumentum.