Opatrzność i wróg. O Janie Zawickim i jego tragedii Jeftes
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Providence and the Enemy. About Jan Zawicki and his Tragedy JeftesThe article is devoted to the tragedy Jeftes by Jan Zawicki, which is the translation of the drama Jephthtes, sive votum written in Latin by the Scottish humanist, George Buchanan. Jan Zawicki was a poet living at the end of XVI c. He was a student of the Cracow Academy and was expelled for many offences recorded in the Acta rectoraria ab anno 1580 ad annum 1618. The author also wrote the cycle of songs known as Charites słowieńskie. The tragedy Jeftes by Jan Zawicki shows parallels and connections in the areas of Theme and topic, with another Polish drama, entitled Jefte, which was staged in the presence of bishop Baranowski in Pułtusk on the 23rd of August, 1599. The article shows features of the style of the author of the Polish translation and describes issues related to the philosophical and theological tissue of this translation.
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