RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 50958879 LA English T1 Momus A1 Alberti, Leon Battista,, Knight, Sarah,, Brown, Virginia,, PB Harvard University Press PP Cambridge, Mass. YR 2003 SN 0674007549 9780674007543 0674010655 9780674010659 AB "Momus is the most ambitious literary creation of Leon Battista Alberti, the famous humanist-scientist-artist and "universal man" of the Italian Renaissance. In this dark comedy, written around 1450, Alberti charts the lively fortunes of his anti-hero Momus, the unscrupulous and vitriolic god of criticism. Alberti deploys his singular erudition and wit to satirize subjects from court life and politics to philosophy and intellectuals, from grand architectural designs to human and divine folly. This edition provides a new Latin text, the first to be based on the two earliest manuscripts, both corrected by Alberti himself, and includes the first full translation into English."--Jacket.