Jan Amos KOMENSKÝ - life, work, legacy



Adagiorum Bohemicorum farrago. Nedati-li hlavního titule: Moudrost starých Čechů za zrdcadlo vystavená potomkům

Směsice českých přísloví


Adagiorum Bohemicorum farrago. Provisional title: The wisdom of the old Czechs, in a mirror set up by their descendents.

A collection of Czech proverbs.


Origin of the work:
  Begun at the end of the 1620s, and added to over time

  1849 Prague, published by V. V. Tomek (together with the Didaktika etc.)

1969 Prague, J. A. Comenii Opera omnia, vol. 1



A collection of Czech proverbs and adages begun by Comenius around 1620. A selection of more than 2000 sayings and maxims has survived, classified by Comenius from the linguistic and thematic points of view. These sayings initially interested him as a rich source of linguistic material, but he gradually became engrossed by their content too; they reveal time-honoured experience of the world, Mankind, nature and society. The collection as a whole was never finished or completed; the manuscript was discovered by Jan Evangelista Purkyně in Wrocław in 1848.


For further study, see also:

J. A. Comenii Opera omnia, vol. 1. Prague 1969, pp346-350

Jan Kumpera, J. A. Komenský, poutník na rozhraní věků. Prague & Ostrava 1992, pp267-268




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