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Questions tagged [thomas-more]

Questions about the works of Thomas More (1478–1535) and his life as a writer. More is best known as author of "Utopia" (1516) and "The History of King Richard III" (c. 1513–1518). Use this tag with the [latin-literature] tag.


What does Thomas More try to do with Greek puns in Utopia?

Thomas More uses Greek puns such as Hythloday that means speaker of nonsense, etc. What is he trying to do? What difference would it make for Greek readers and non-Greek readers?