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The I Tatti Renaissance Library 41


Francesco Filelfo

Edited and translated by Diana Robin

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674035638

Publication Date: 11/30/2009


480 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

Villa I Tatti > The I Tatti Renaissance Library


  • Introduction
  • Odes
    • Preface to the Odes
    • 1. Apollo
      • 1. In Praise of Poetry: An encomium of Charles VII of France
      • 2. To Maemo: On war and the consolation of the liberal arts
      • 3. To Carlo Gonzaga
      • 4. To Charles VII of France
      • 5. To Giorgio Bizzozero, Captain of the Ambrosian Republic: A mock consolation
      • 6. To Nicolò Arcimboldi: On the Christian religion against schismatics
      • 7. To Persico Brocardo: On greed
      • 8. To a glutton
      • 9. Dialogue of Venus, Neptune, Vulcan, and Filelfo: On the prospect of a third marriage
      • 10. To Nicolò Arcimboldi: On war and writing poetry
    • 2. Clio
      • 1. To Carlo Gonzaga: Encomium
      • 2. To Jupiter: An invective against false liberty
      • 3. To Francesco Sforza: The city of Milan narrates the fall of the Republic and the triumph of Sforza
      • 4. To Francesco Sforza: In praise of piety
      • 5. To Carlo Gonzaga: In praise of his generosity
      • 6. To Iñigo d’Avalos and Lucrezia Alagno: A double encomium
      • 7. To Battista Scharas Barocis: A consolation for his father’s death
      • 8. To Gaspar Castaneas: A consolation to a poet who has fallen out of favor
      • 9. To Paracletus: Thanks for his praise and friendship
      • 10. To Gaspar da Vimercate: Praise for liberating Milan from tyranny
    • 3. Euterpe
      • 1. To Charles VII: Encomium, and an appeal to launch a Crusade
      • 2. To Carlo Gonzaga: An elegy written during his last illness
      • 3. To Iñigo d’Avalos and Lucrezia Alagno: Advice on love
      • 4. To Ambrogio: A hymn for Sforza’s triumphal entry into Milan
      • 5. To Andrea Alamanni: That he not serve the Cyprian goddess at the expense of the Muses
      • 6. To Sforza Secondo: Epithalamium
      • 7. To Sforza Secondo: Another epithalamium
      • 8. To Sigismondo Malatesta: Encomium
      • 9. To Carlo Gonzaga: Lamenting his abandonment of his mistress Lyda and his friend Filelfo
      • 10. To Iñigo d’Avalos: Why he has not yet come to Naples
    • 4. Thalia
      • 1. To Bianca Maria Visconti Sforza: A request for assistance
      • 2. To Cicco Simonetta: A request for cash
      • 3. Against Lydus: An invective
      • 4. To Alessandro Sforza: Encomium
      • 5. Filelfo’s journey to Cremona
      • 6. To Leon Battista Alberti: On wealth and virtue
      • 7. An invective against the city of Cremona
      • 8. To Iñigo d’Avalos: On the plague in Milan, and why his journey to Naples has been delayed
      • 9. To King Alfonso: An exhortation to seek peace
      • 10. To Iñigo d’Avalos: That he should persuade Alfonso to seek peace
    • 5. Melpomene
      • 1. To Charles VII: Encomium, urging him to liberate Constantinople
      • 2. To King Alfonso: In praise of love and poetry, not war
      • 3. To Sforza Secondo: Thanks for the gift of a horse
      • 4. To Carlo Gonzaga: His lover Lyda laments Carlo’s absence
      • 5. To Pope Nicholas V: Celebrating his election to the papacy and urging a Crusade
      • 6. To Gian Mario Filelfo: That he honor his patrons
      • 7. To Basinio Basini of Parma, a fellow poet and friend
      • 8. To Giovanni Simonetta: Commemorating their friendship
      • 9. To Ludovico Gonzaga, Francesco Sforza, and Alfonso of Naples: Urging an end to war
      • 10. To Malatesta Novello: A dialogue of the gods and a hymn to peace
  • Biographical Notes
  • Appendix: The Meters of Filelfo’s Odes
  • Note on the Text
  • Notes to the Text
  • Notes to the Translation
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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