Camerarius, In libellos duos Plutarchi prooemium, 1565

Aus Joachim Camerarius (1500-1574)
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Opus Camerarii
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Zitation In libellos duos Plutarchi Cheronei, unum de oraculis quae defecerint, alterum de consecrata figura EI Delphis, prooemium, bearbeitet von Michael Fontaine (03.02.2020), in: Opera Camerarii Online, http://wiki.camerarius.de/OC_0763
Name Joachim Camerarius I.
Status Verfasser
Sprache Latein
Werktitel In libellos duos Plutarchi Cheronei, unum de oraculis quae defecerint, alterum de consecrata figura EI Delphis, prooemium
Kurzbeschreibung The undated preface (51 pages) is Camerarius’ treatise on demonology and witch lore. In it, he explains his conversion from disbelief to belief in harmful magic, sexual intercourse between humans and demons, and the witches' sabbat.
Erstnachweis 1565
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Schlagworte / Register Magie; Dämonologie
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Paratext zu Plutarch, De natura et effectionibus daemonum, 1565
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Bearbeitungsdatum 3.02.2020
Opus Camerarii
Werksigle OC 0763
Zitation In libellos duos Plutarchi Cheronei, unum de oraculis quae defecerint, alterum de consecrata figura EI Delphis, prooemium, bearbeitet von Michael Fontaine (03.02.2020), in: Opera Camerarii Online, http://wiki.camerarius.de/OC_0763
Name Joachim Camerarius I.


Sprache Latein
Werktitel In libellos duos Plutarchi Cheronei, unum de oraculis quae defecerint, alterum de consecrata figura EI Delphis, prooemium
Kurzbeschreibung The undated preface (51 pages) is Camerarius’ treatise on demonology and witch lore. In it, he explains his conversion from disbelief to belief in harmful magic, sexual intercourse between humans and demons, and the witches' sabbat.
Erstnachweis 1565


Schlagworte / Register Magie; Dämonologie
Paratext zu
Paratext? ja
Paratext zu Plutarch, De natura et effectionibus daemonum, 1565
Überliefert in
Druck Plutarch, De natura et effectionibus daemonum, 1565; Plutarch, De natura et effectionibus daemonum, 1576
Carmen
Gedicht? nein
Bearbeitungsdatum 3.02.2020


Kurzinhalt, Form, Widmung

The undated preface (51 pages) is Camerarius’ treatise on demonology and witch lore. In it, he explains his conversion from disbelief to belief in harmful magic, sexual intercourse between humans and demons, and the witches' sabbat. Written in late 1565 (Fontaine 2017), the treatise takes the form of a letter to Adrian Albinus. In May of that year, Albinus had presided over a series of mass witch trials in Perleberg, and while visiting Camerarius in Leipzig, told him about them. After his departure, Camerarius read Giovanni Francesco Pico della Mirandola’s 1523 demonological dialogue "Strix" ("The Witch"; Camerarius wrongly calls it "De Strigibus"). It prompted him to scour classical - but not Christian - literature for evidence of demons, ghosts, nightmares, madness, visions, magic cures, and witches. The vast majority of the preface (50 pages) is filled with his many citations of classical authors on these subjects, and they convince Camerarius that witches are real, that they celebrate orgies, that they have sexual intercourse with demons, and that these facts were known to ancient authorities. Camerarius includes one undated anecdote from his boyhood (puer).
For context and analysis of the whole letter, see Fontaine 2017.

Überlieferung

An apograph of that preface is preserved in BSB München, Clm 10393 on pp. 324r-336v.
It was reprinted in Nicolas Jacquier, Flagellum haereticorum fascinariorum, 1581.

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