Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Bononiensis: Proceedings of the by Richard J. Schoeck (ed.)

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Kaempfer calculated that the dance of the cobra usually lasted for about twelve minutes, until the snake tired and dropped from the erect position to the ground. Snake charmers claimed that they exerted a double compulsion on the cobra: the root held in the fist prevented the snake from striking, and the song caused it to dance. Kaempfer tested the supposed power of the root. It was not possible to identify the root because the charmers did not display a whole root but merely sold one-inch pieces to bystanders who wished to approach closer to the dancing cobras.

His rhetoric is saturated, from time to time, with quotations from the scriptures, reference to the fathers (he cited the fact that Jerome and Augustine approved of Plato's teaching as a point in favour of the latter) and with a lively and energetic concern to see the abuses of the church of his day put right. As much of the Panegyiicus is devoted to specifically religious as to specifically secular issues. All the talk which he borrows from the Praise of Folly about the significance of bishops' vestments, and which he amplifies considerably, was directed to warning an vmcle about the deficiencies of many contemporary clergy: one cannot fairly regard it as pure, unadulterated satire.

Are of divine race, for the similarity of name and There is one other scholar who is credited with teaching these doctrines, who nevertheless lived a life of nearly impeccable doctrinal respectability, was numerous church benefices and stayed safe under royal protection He was Francesco Vicomercato. It is true that he was most distinguished for his work in the more technical side of Aristotelian philosophy; but one of his references to God and to Christ, rare enough in his works, occurs in a dedication to Pierre du Chastel, bishop of Macon: a holder of in France.

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