Notulæ Erasmianæ

Hitherto unpublished Latin texts, presented with parallel translations. The collection provides critical, extensively annotated, editions of texts by Erasmus and his humanist circle.

Nugæ humanisticæ

The collection publishes works centred on the history of ideas, laying particular emphasis on the history of books, the history of the Reformation and Humanism. Numerous texts and hitherto unedited sources are published as an annex to the main text. The collection spans the period from the XVth to the XVIIIth century.


This collection covers works dedicated to neo-Latin philology and typography.

Colloquia in museo Erasmi

The collection includes volumes published to accompany conferences held in the museum or exhibition catalogues.

Erasmus’s Study

Collection of volumes dedicated to the history of art, cabinets of curiosities and gardens.

Special editions

Contains 4 volumes issued by the Erasmus House.

Melissa is an association founded in 1983 by Dr. Guy Licoppe and Françoise Deraedt to promote living Latin, the traditional means of transferring ideas in countries with a European Culture. It is also a publishing house providing contemporary works of Latin literature: Latin translations of literary works, original studies and editions of neo-Latin works. The list of publications is available on the Association’s internet site.

How to obtain our publications ?

About Melissa

The Melissa foundation publishes a bi-monthly review on culture, history and philology written in Latin: Melissa. This is where you will find everything of interest to today’s Latinist, whether teacher, student or enthusiastic amateur: up to date news, philological commentaries, historical studies, educational experience, articles on general culture, Latin texts from all periods, reviews of recently published works and announcements of congresses and seminars. The review, which has been published since 1984, enjoys the patronage of the Erasmus House since its 100th edition and publishes under the auspices of the Academia Latinitati Fovendae.

Curators of the collection: Guy Licoppe and Françoise Deraedt.

Aut regem, aut fatuum nasci oportere

You must be born either as a King or a fool

Erasmus, Adagium n°201 (I, III, 1)


Subscribe to our monthly museum updates



Subscribe to our monthly museum updates


+ 32 2 521 13 83


Shop with style! Find your favorite
item at the best price and discover great
offers every single day.