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Jacob Balde

Jacob Balde
Jacob Balde (1604-1668) was a German Jesuit priest and one of the greatest, if not the very greatest, of all Neo-Latin poets. After completing his theological studies at Ingolstadt, where he was ordained priest in 1633, he was appointed professor of eloquence in the university.
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To Andreas Alcimus. How Germany is perishing by its own greed. That's how things are; men die, expensively. They seek out lethal danger, with much war and worrying, and their pay consists of pain and loss. We are the fosterers, patrons of our pain. How...