Edward V. George, PhD

Edward V. George, PhD Edward V. George is professor emeritus of classics at Texas Tech University, where he has taught since 1971. George received a BA from Niagara University and an MA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin. His Renaissance Latin publications focus on critical, annotated, bilingual editions of works by the Spanish humanist Juan Luis Vives (1493-1540). He has served as president of the Texas Classical Association and vice president of the American Classical League. George is the coauthor with Constance Iacona of Columbus' First Voyage: Latin Selections from Peter Martyr's De Orbe Novo (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2005).

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  • Columbus' First Voyage: Latin Selections from Peter Martyr's De Orbe Novo

    Authors: Constance Iacona, Edward V. George
    Product Code: 6137
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-613-4

    Description & More Details

    Five selections in Latin from Peter Martyr of Angleria's De Orbe Novo are presented with vocabulary help on the facing page. After each Latin selection, background notes including information from other primary sources (Columbus' own 1493 letter, the abstraction of Columbus' journal by Fray Bartolomé de las Casas, and Oviedo's Natural History of the West Indies) are included along with the pertinent Latin selection from Peter Martyr. When Peter Martyr was writing in the fifteenth century, it was agreed upon by scholars and men of literature at the time that the proper Latin to use was that of Marcus Tullius Cicero. Hence Martyr's Latinity is quite classical and, in fact, the simplicity of his literary style resembles that of Julius Caesar.