THE I TATTI RENAISSANCE LIBRARY
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The I Tatti Renaissance Library 14

Silvae

Angelo Poliziano

Edited and translated by Charles Fantazzi

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$29.95 • £19.95 • €21.00

ISBN 9780674014800

Publication: July 2004

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240 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

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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.