by Erasmus

Kolakia is a name coined by Erasmus for flattery.

After ironically praising self-love, Folly here goes on in the same style to praise flattery, a vice which, in the guise of servility to princes, Erasmus found both odious and dangerous. Erasmus however does not primarily object to flattery simply because it is insincere, and Folly makes little of that objection.

Note to My Achievements And Attributes which is Part 2 of Folly Speaks from "The Praise Of Folly"

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