Daniel Heinsius, Auriacus, sive Libertas saucia (Orange, or Liberty Wounded), 1602
CollectionDutch Research Council (NWO)
This is the first edition since its original publication of Daniel Heinsius’ Latin tragedy Auriacus, sive Libertas saucia (Orange, or Liberty Wounded, 1602), with an introduction, a parallel English translation, and a commentary. Centering on the assassination of William of Orange, one of the leaders of the Dutch Revolt against King Philip II of Spain, Auriacus was Heinsius’ history drama, with which he aimed to raise Dutch drama to the level of classical drama. Highly influential, the tragedy contributed to the construction of a national identity in the Low Countries and launched Heinsius’ long career as an internationally celebrated poet and professor at Leiden University.
Keywordswilliam of orange; dutch revolt; history;
Publication date and placeLeiden, 2020
SeriesDrama and Theatre in Early Modern Europe, 10