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Angelo Poliziano's Lamia : text, translation, and introductory studies

Author: Angelo Poliziano; Christopher S Celenza
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Series: Brill's studies in intellectual history, v. 189.; Brill's studies in intellectual history., Brill's texts and sources in intellectual history ;, v. 7.
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In 1492, Angelo Poliziano published his Lamia, a praelectio, or opening oration to a course he would teach that academic year on Aristotles Prior Analytics at the Florentine university. Having heard murmurings that he was not philosopher enough to teach the Aristotelian text, Poliziano strikes back, offering in effect a fable-tinted history of philosophy even as he strikes back at his presumed detractors. More than  Read more...
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Poliziano, Angelo, 1454-1494.
Angelo Poliziano's Lamia.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
(DLC) 2010015206
(OCoLC)607613486
Named Person: Aristotle.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Angelo Poliziano; Christopher S Celenza
ISBN: 9789004185951 900418595X
OCLC Number: 697175271
Language Note: English and Latin; editorial matter in English.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 272 pages).
Contents: Preface; Abbreviations; Poliziano's Lamia in Context; On the Shoulders of Grammatica: John of Salisbury's Metalogicon and Poliziano's Lamia; The Role of the Philosopher in Late Quattrocento Florence: Poliziano's Lamia and the Legacy of the Pico-Barbaro Epistolary Controversy; Angelo Poliziano's Lamia: Neoplatonic Commentaries and the Plotinian Dichotomy Between the Philologist and the Philosopher; Angelo Poliziano, Lamia: Latin Text with Parallel English Translation; Bibliography; Index of Names and Places.
Series Title: Brill's studies in intellectual history, v. 189.; Brill's studies in intellectual history., Brill's texts and sources in intellectual history ;, v. 7.
Other Titles: Lamia.
Lamia
Responsibility: edited by Christopher S. Celenza.

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