In Praise of Folly - Desiderius Erasmus

In Praise of Folly

By Desiderius Erasmus

  • Release Date: 1922-01-01
  • Genre: Philosophy

Description

The Praise of Folly is a short work, commonly understood to be divided into three different sections. It is narrated by Folly herself; she stands before a crowd of listeners wearing the costume of a fool and announces her intention that she plans to extol her own virtues and merits. She is accompanied by a number of her attendants, including Philautia (Self-Love), Kolakia (Flattery), Lethe (Forgetfulness), and Anoia (Imbecility), among others.