WRITINGS NOT RELATED TO MINING, INCLUDING LOST OR UNPUBLISHED
Latin Grammar. This was probably the first of Agricola's publications, the full title
to which is Georgii Agricolae Glaucii Libellus de prima ac simplici institutione grammatica.
Excusum Lipsiae in Officina Melchioris Lotlheri. Anno mdxx. (4to), 24 folios.1· There is
some reason to believe that Agricola also published a Greek grammar, for there is a letter17
from Agricola dated March i8th, 1522, in which Henicus Camitianus is requested to send a
copy to Stephan Roth.
Theological Tracts. There are preserved in the Zwickau Rathsschul Library1» copies
by Stephan Roth of two tracts, the one entitled, Deum non esse auctorem Peccati, the
other, Religioso patri Petri Fontano, sacre théologie Doctori eximio Georgius Agricola salutem
iicü in Christo. The former was written from Leipzig in 1522, and the latter, although
not dated, is assigned to the same period. Both are printed in Zwei theologische Abhandlungen
des Georg Agricola, an article by Otto Clemen, Neuen Archiv für Sächsische Geschichte, etc.,
Dresden, 1900. There is some reason (from a letter of Fabricius to Melanchthon, Dec. 8th,
1555) to believe that Agricola had completed a work on the unwritten traditions concerning
the Church. There is no further trace of it.
Galen. Agricola appears to have been joint author with Andreas Asulanus and J. B.
Opizo of a revision of this well-known Greek work. It was published at Venice in 1525,
under the title of Galeni Librorum, etc., etc. Agricola's name is mentioned in a prefatory
letter to Opizo by Asulanus.
De Bello adversus Turcam. This political tract, directed against the Turks, was written in
Latin and first printed by Froben, Basel, 1528. It was translated into German apparently
"' by Agricola's friend Laurenz Berman, and published under the title Oration Anrede Und
Vormanunge .... Widder den Türeken by Frederich Peypus, Nuremberg, in 1531
(8vo), and either in 1530 or 1531 by Wolfgang Stöckel, Dresden, 410. It was again printed
in Latin by Froben, Basel, 1538, 4to ; by H. Grosius, Leipzig, 1594, 8vo ; it was included
among other works published on the same subject by Nicholas Reusnerus, Leipzig, 1595 ;
by Michael Lantzenberger, Frankfurt-am-Main, 1597, 4to. Further, there is reference by
Watt to an edition at Eisleben, 1603, of which we have no confirmation. There is another
work on the subject, or a revision by the author mentioned by Albinus18 as having been,
after Agricola's death, sent to Froben by George Fabricius to be printed ; nothing further
appears in this matter however.
De Peste. This work on the Plague appears to have been first printed by Froben,
Basel, 1554, 8vo. The work was republished at Schweinfurt, 1607, and at Augsburg in
1614, under various editors. It would appear from Albinus*0 that the work was revised by
Agricola and in Froben's hands for publication after the author's death.
De Medicatis Fontibus. This work is referred to by Agricola himself in De Natura
Eorum,21 in the prefatory letter in De Veteribus et Novis MetaUis ; and Albinus*2 quotes a
letter of Agricola to Sebastian Munster on the subject. Albinus states (Bergchronik, p. 193)
that to his knowledge it had not yet been published. Conrad Gesner, in his work Excerptorum et observationum de Thermis, which is reprinted in De Balneis, Venice, 1553, after
Agricola's De Natura Eorum, states ** concerning Agricola in libris quos de medicatis fontibus
instituera copiosus se dicturum poUicetur. Watts mentions it as having been published in 1549,
1561, 1614, and 1621. He, however, apparently confuses it with De Natura Eorum. We
are unable to state whether it was ever printed or not. A note of inquiry to the principal
libraries in Germany gave a negative result.
De Putredine solidas partes humant corporis corrumpente. This work, according to
Albinus was received by Fabricius a year after Agricola's death, but whether it was published
or not is uncertain.24
Castigationes in Hippocratem et Galenum. This work is referred to by Agricola in the
preface of Bermannus, and Albinus28 mentions several letters referring to the preparation
of the work. There is no evidence of publication.
Typographia Mysnae et Toringiae. It seems from Agricola's letter2· to Munster that
Agricola prepared some sort of a work on the history of Saxony and of the Royal Family