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Letters After the Death of Olympia Morata

Olympia Morata

in The Complete Writings of an Italian Heretic

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780226536682
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226536712 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226536712.003.0009
Letters After the Death of Olympia Morata

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This chapter explores the letters after the death of Olympia Fulvia Morata. Letter Seventy Two pertains to Andreas Grunthler greeting the schoolmaster Andreas Campanus. For several days, Morata had been emphatically stating that there was nothing she desired more than to be dissolved and to be with Christ, whose great kindness to her she never ceased to praise, as much as the force of the disease let her. He had enlightened her with the knowledge of His Word, had turned her soul from all the pleasures of this world, and had kindled in her a desire for the eternal life. Morata never hesitated in every conversation to call herself a child of God. She died on October 26, at four in the afternoon, when she was not yet twenty-nine years old. Grunthler asks Campanus when he writes to Caelius Secundus Curio to greet him on his behalf.

Keywords: death; Olympia Fulvia Morata; Andreas Grunthler; Andreas Campanus; Caelius Secundus Curio

Chapter.  6111 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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