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The return of Lucretius to Renaissance Florence

Author: Alison Brown
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010.
Series: I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The early Epicurean revival in Florence and Italy -- Medicean Florence : Ficino and Bartolomeo Scala -- Republican Florence : the university lectures of Marcello Adriani -- Niccol Machiavelli and the influence of Lucretius -- Lucretian networks in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries -- Appendix : notes on Machiavelli's transcription of MS Vat. Rossi 884.
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Named Person: Lucrèce.; Bartolomeo Scala; Marcello Adriani; Niccolò Machiavelli; Lucrèce (0098?-0055 av. J.-C.).; Lucrèce
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Brown
ISBN: 9780674050327 0674050320
OCLC Number: 701604863
Description: xiv, 139 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Epicurean revival in Florence and Italy --
Medicean Florence : Marsilio Ficino and Bartolomeo Scala --
Republican Florence : the university lectures of Marcello Adriani --
Machiavelli and the influence of Lucretius --
Lucretian networks in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries --
Appendix : notes on Machiavelli's transcription of MS Vat. Rossi 884.
Series Title: I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history
Responsibility: Alison Brown.
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Brown demonstrates how Florentine thinkers used Lucretius-earlier and more widely than has been supposed-to provide a radical critique of prevailing orthodoxies. She enhances our understanding of the  Read more...

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