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Silvae

Author: Angelo Poliziano; Charles Fantazzi
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2004.
Series: I Tatti Renaissance library, 14.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Didactic poetry, Latin (Medieval and modern)
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Poliziano, Angelo, 1454-1494.
Silvae.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)646985529
Named Person: Angelo Poliziano
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angelo Poliziano; Charles Fantazzi
ISBN: 0674014804 9780674014800
OCLC Number: 54007114
Language Note: Text in English and Latin on facing pages.
Description: xx, 215 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Manto 2 --
The Countryman 30 --
Ambra 68 --
Nutricia 110.
Series Title: I Tatti Renaissance library, 14.
Responsibility: Angelo Poliziano ; edited and translated by Charles Fantazzi.

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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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