2020-05-30 18:32:01 UTC
My Latin is not very good to begin with, and this text is not only florid, but probably also littered with typos, so Google Translate is of no use. So I'd like to ask those of you with a better grasp of Latin whether I am at least getting the gist here.
The relevant passage begins on this page: http://diglib.hab.de/wdb.php?dir=drucke/p-631-4f-helmst-29s&pointer=6
Most of the page seems to discuss the various astronomical achievements of the elder Erasmus Reinhold. Then, in the fifth line from the bottom, the orator seems to start listing the children of Erasmus, starting with the younger Erasmus ("qui nomine eodem/ Gaudet") who became a Doctor. On the next page (http://diglib.hab.de/wdb.php?dir=drucke/p-631-4f-helmst-29s&pointer=7) in the fourth and fifth lines, I think he is saying that there were two (or three?) further sons, Wolfgang and Erhard (and Abave? - but that is not a German name), who died in infancy. And then finally, in lines 7 and 8, Gunterus (i.e., Günter), who is said to have been worthy of his grandfather ("Gunterus, magnorum haud unquam indignus avorum.") - Günter, like his (putative?) grandfather Johannes Reinhold, had been a mayor of Saalfeld.
So, am I getting this right, that Günter is in fact being claimed to be a son of Erasmus the astronomer? Does the text give any indication of order of birth (that is, was Günter born after the two or three dead infants)? And on the bottom of the first page, what is the reference to "jungam Trilleros atq. Boneros" (Erasmus's first wife was a Boner, and a cousin had married a Triller - but is this saying that Erasmus's daughters also married Trillers and Boners?)?
Thank you in advance for any assistance you can give me with this!