Bernardo Aldrete. Varias Antiguedades de Espana Africa y Otras Provincias. Amberes: Iuan Hasrey, 1614.

Bernardo Aldrete was Spanish humanist, antiquarian, linguist and friend of Garcilaso Inca de la Vega in Córdoba. He studied Theology and Humanities in Granada and was learned in classical and modern languages such as Hebrew, Arabic, Chaldean, Italian and French.

His important lexicographical work, Del origen y principio de la lengua castellana, was later used in the first edition of the Diccionario de la lengua castellana in 1726. An entry on p. 356 quotes Garcilaso regarding the origin of the name "Peru" and clarifies in a printed marginal annotation that Aldrete's source was the as yet unpublished Royal Commentaries.

His work on antiquities, displayed here, discusses Roman ruins in Spain as well as linguistic questions.

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