Humanism and Creativity in the Renaissance: Essays in Honor by Christopher S Celenza

By Christopher S Celenza

This quantity includes unique contributions from 17 students whose paintings and careers Ronald Witt has touched in myriad methods. highbrow, social, and political historians, a historian of philosophy and an paintings historian: experts in numerous temporal and realms of the Renaissance international right here deal with particular subject matters reflecting a few of the significant topics that experience woven their method via Ronald Witt's highbrow cursus. whereas a few essays supply clean readings of canonical texts and discover formerly ignored strains of filiation between them, others current "discoveries," together with a hitherto "lost" textual content and missed manuscripts which are the following edited for the 1st time. Engagement with little-known fabric displays one other of Witt's distinguishing features: a fondness for unique resources. The essays are accumulated less than 3 rubrics: (1) "Politics and the Revival of Antiquity"; (2) "Humanism, faith, and ethical Philosophy"; and (3) "Erudition and Innovation." members contain: Robert Black, Melissa Meriam Bullard, Christopher S. Celenza, Anthony F. D'Elia, Charles Fantazzi, Kenneth Gouwens, Anthony Grafton, Paul F. Grendler, James Hankins, John M. Headley, Mark Jurdjevic, Timothy Kircher, David A. traces, Edward P. Mahoney, John Monfasani, Louise Rice, and T.C. cost Zimmerman. Publications by means of Ronald G. Witt: 'In the Footsteps of the Ancients': The Origins of Humanism from Lovato to Bruni, ISBN: 978 ninety 04 11397 eight (Paperback: 978 zero 391 04202 five)

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Niccolò Machiavelli, Florentine Histories, tr. Laura F. Banfield and Harvey C. Mansfield, Jr. (Princeton, 1988), 151, n. 4; Mallet, 197. 28. For archival documentation on this campaign, see Luigi Rossi, “I prodromi della guerra in Italia del 1452–53: I tiranni di Romagna e Federico da Montefeltro,” Atti e Memorie della r. deputazione di storia patria per le provincie delle Marche, ser. 2 (“Nuova Serie”), 3 (1906), 63–101, 103–24, 189–224, 279–305. 28; translation in Machiavelli, Florentine Histories, tr.

6 Basinio studied the Iliad and the Odyssey in Greek under Theodore Gaza, as noted in Belloni, Storia dei generi, 93; and Campana, “Basinio,” 89. /. /Vos canibus dare frusta feris, avibusque cruentas/obscoenis escas; magno vos spargere ponto/incurvis pelagi laniandos piscibus omnes/decernunt Itali. ” 34 anthony f. d’elia The reference to wild dogs and birds and other Homeric formulae recur as often in the Hesperis as in the Iliad. While such a strictly classical form was meant to lend permanence and grandeur to contemporary events, one may wonder if contemporaries found such locutions deflating or comical rather than ennobling.

Bruni, of course, is only one author, even if an extremely popular one. I suspect a full account of vernacular humanism in the Quattrocento would disclose a far more popular movement than we have hitherto imagined. 27 Among the Italian translations of the De bello punico is one in Milanese, another in Neapolitan dialect. The treatise De origine Mantuae was translated into a northern Italian dialect. humanism in the vernacular 25 APPENDIX A LEONARDO BRUNI IN THE VERNACULAR 1. Works originally written in the vernacular MSS.

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