Jan Amos KOMENSKÝ - life, work, legacy

Eruditio I - III


Eruditionis scholasticae syntagma harmonicum tri-unum, omnium operum, cogitationum, sermonum scientiam, artem, usum breviter, dilucide, vere explicans


Scholastic education in a three-in-one harmonious construction, explaining briefly, clearly and according to the truth the knowledge, skill and usage associated with all activities, thoughts and speech


Origin of the work:
  1652 Sárospatak

  1652 Sárospatak

1657 Amsterdam, Opera didactica omnia III

1957 Prague, Opera didactica omnia III (phototype edition)



A collection of three tracts on scholastic education written for the school at Sárospatak. In October 1650 Comenius arrived at the invitation of the prince’s widow Zuzana Rákóczi-Lorántffy (Zuzana Lorántffy) and her son Sigismund Rákóczi at Sárospatak in Transylvania, this time for a second and extended period of residence, in order that he might set about reforming the school there. Soon after his arrival he set to work with gusto, compiling three Latin textbooks under the title Eruditio scholastica I, II, III, specifically:

I. Eruditionis scholasticae pars prima, Vestibulum (The Vestibule, the first part of the scholastic education; the Eruditio I Vestibulum)

II. Eruditionis scholasticae pars II, Janua (The Gate, the second part of the scholastic education; the Eruditio II Janua)

III. Eruditionis scholasticae pars III, Atrium (The Atrium, the third part of the scholastic education; the Eruditio III Atrium).

These textbooks were designed for the first, second and third grades at the Sárospatak school.


For further study, see also:

J. V. Novák & J. Hendrich, Jan Amos Komenský, jeho život a spisy. Prague 1932, pp461-464 & 699-700

Jan Kumpera, J. A. Komenský, poutník na rozhraní věků. Prague & Ostrava 1992, p238




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