Silvae (I Tatti Renaissance Library)

Silvae (I Tatti Renaissance Library)

by Angelo Poliziano
     
 

Angelo Poliziano (1454-1494) was one of the great scholar-poets of the Renaissance and a leading figure in the circle of Lorenzo de'Medici "il Magnifico" in Florence. His "Silvae" are poetical introductions to his courses in literature at the University of Florence, written in Latin hexameters. They not only contain some of the finest Latin poetry of the Renaissance,… See more details below

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Angelo Poliziano (1454-1494) was one of the great scholar-poets of the Renaissance and a leading figure in the circle of Lorenzo de'Medici "il Magnifico" in Florence. His "Silvae" are poetical introductions to his courses in literature at the University of Florence, written in Latin hexameters. They not only contain some of the finest Latin poetry of the Renaissance, but also afford unique insight into the poetical credo of a brilliant scholar as he considers the works of his Greek and Latin predecessors as well as of his contemporaries writing in Italian.

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Renaissance Quarterly

At once expansive, elegiac, and exact, Fantazzi's translation brings Poliziano to us with affecting grace.
— William J. Kennedy

Renaissance Quarterly - William J. Kennedy
At once expansive, elegiac, and exact, Fantazzi's translation brings Poliziano to us with affecting grace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674014800
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Series:
I Tatti Renaissance Library Series, #14
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
917,196
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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