Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Celtis, Conrad
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A. Life

Conradus Celtis Protucius was born Konrad Bickel/Pickel, the son of a vintner, on February 11, 1459 in Wipfeld (near Schweinfurt), and died on February 4, 1508 at Vienna. The name, composed of three elements in the Roman style, is both Latinized, from celtis (the vintner's pruning 'chisel', German Pickel), and artfully Hellenized to Protucius, 'pre-chiseller' (from pro, 'pre-', and týkos, 'pick'). He studied the artes liberales at Cologne from 1478, taking his Baccalaureus artium in 1479. From late 1484 to 1485, he studied at Heidelberg, with Rudolf Agricol…

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Landfester, Manfred (Gießen), “Celtis, Conrad”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004823>
First published online: 2015



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