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Many thanks to my colleagues at Lawrence University: Herb Tjossem, Professor Emeritus of English, for reading my essays and offering valuable advice; to Bert Goldgar, Professor of English, for the tip on Fielding's debt to De Officiis; to Mary Ann Rossi of Classics for letting me see her thesis on Euripedes and Stoicism and for her translation of Erasmus on De Officiis; to Bill Boardman, Professor of Philosophy, for help with ethical questions and recommending De Officiis on his web site; to Dan Taylor, Professor of Classics, for explaining the ancients to me and helping me with Greek and Latin; to Carol and Jerry Wickens of the Art and Classics Departments for the pictures of Seneca and Cicero and for advice on their subjects of specialization; to Peter Gilbert, Director of Technical Instruction; and to Steve Hirby, Department of Development, Chairman of the Lawrence Web Site Committee, for advice and help in getting started on the web. 

Many thanks also to the following Shakespeare scholars for reading my essays on this topic in MS or offprint and giving me valuable criticism: to Maynard Mack of Yale, to Richard Levin of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, to Alvin Kernan of Princeton, to David Bevington of Chicago, to Alexander Leggatt of Toronto, to Catherine Belsey of Cardiff, to Joan Ozark Holmer of Georgetown, and to Edward Pechter of Concordia in Canada. 

My thanks also go to users of this site who have taken the time and trouble to alert me to errors in the texts: to Nancy Charlton, Portland, Oregon, who did a professional copyreader's job on my error-prone prose, sending me nineteen pages of corrections and suggestions; and to Ed Brandon, University of the West Indies, who has alerted me to typos and omissions in the text of De Officiis, Book I. For the tip on Montaigne's appellation as the "French Seneca" I am indebted to Professor Hugh Grady, academic address unknown. 

Many thanks to Richard Bear of the University of Oregon, for creating his most useful HTML archive, Renaissance Texts, from which I have gratefully extracted Spenser's Faerie Queene for this web sit; and to Professor Andrew Dyck of the University of California, who very kindly translated for me Latin comments by Erasmus and Melancthon on De Officiis appearing in the comprehensive Introduction to his fine edition of that great book.

Special thanks to Martin Stanford, Editorial Consultant, who subjected my text to rigorous scrutiny and much improved its quality. 

And to web wizard Gregg Frank, proprietor of User Friendly Internet, the value of whose contributions to this web site far exceeds his compensation. 

Thanks to the web site of Erasmus University Rotterdam, for the picture of that city's most famous son.

And finally never enough thanks to one who doesn't want to be named but she knows who she is and so do I.

This page updated October 25, 2001.

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