|Verlag||Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co.KG|
|Reihe||Frühe NeuzeitISSN 46|
Although born near Minden (Westphalia), Johannes Bocer (1526-1565) developed his literary activity largely in the context of the specific brand of humanism encountered in the Baltic region (notably Mecklenburg). This edition of his nine Eclogues is the continuation of the documentation of German eclogue poetry in New Latin that began in 1996 with the publication (in the same series) of the 'Bucolica' of Simon Lemnius. The text is given with a translation and a commentary and is preceded by a source-based Introduction to the biography and prolific oeuvre of the author. A catalogue of the author's complete works rounds off the volume. Thus alongside the edition of the 'Eclogues' themselves the reader is offered a compact monograph suitable as a guide for further study of this author.