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“The most ambitious and innovative writings of the Italian Renaissance, in prose and verse, in fields that range from comedy to metaphysics and beyond—works that for centuries only scholars have been able to read—have suddenly become accessible to readers who know only English… The I Tatti series is already beginning to transform the study and teaching of Renaissance culture.”—Anthony Grafton

The I Tatti Renaissance Library is the only series that makes available to a broad readership the major literary, historical, philosophical, and scientific works of the Italian Renaissance written in Latin. Each volume provides a reliable Latin text together with an accurate, readable English translation on facing pages, accompanied by an editor’s introduction, notes on the text, brief bibliography, and index. Presenting current scholarship in an attractive and convenient format, The I Tatti Renaissance Library aims to make this essential literature accessible to students and scholars in a wide variety of disciplines as well as to general readers.

Below is a list of in-print works in this collection, presented in series order or publication order as applicable.

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1.Cover: Famous Women

Famous Women

Boccaccio, Giovanni
Brown, Virginia

After the composition of the Decameron, and under the influence of Petrarch’s humanism, Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375) devoted the last decades of his life to compiling encyclopedic works in Latin. Among them is Famous Women, the first collection of biographies in Western literature devoted exclusively to women. This edition presents the first English translation based on the autograph manuscript of the Latin.

1.1.Cover: Famous Women

Famous Women

Boccaccio, Giovanni
Brown, Virginia

The first collection of biographies in Western literature devoted exclusively to women, Giovanni Boccaccio’s Famous Women affords a fascinating glimpse of a moment in history when medieval attitudes toward women were beginning to give way to more modern views of their potential.

2.Cover: Platonic Theology, Volume 1: Books I–IV

Platonic Theology, Volume 1: Books I–IV

Ficino, Marsilio
Allen, Michael J. B.
Hankins, James

Platonic Theology is the visionary and philosophical masterpiece of Marsilio Ficino (1433–1499), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus largely responsible for the Renaissance revival of Plato. This work, translated into English for the first time, is a key to understanding the art, thought, culture, and spirituality of the Renaissance.

3.Cover: History of the Florentine People, Volume 1: Books I-IV

History of the Florentine People, Volume 1: Books I-IV

Bruni, Leonardo
Hankins, James

Bruni (1370–1444), the leading civic humanist of the Italian Renaissance, served as apostolic secretary to four popes (1405–1414) and chancellor of Florence (1427–1444). His History of the Florentine People is generally considered the first modern work of history. This edition makes it available for the first time in English translation.

4.Cover: Platonic Theology, Volume 2: Books V–VIII

Platonic Theology, Volume 2: Books V–VIII

Ficino, Marsilio
Allen, Michael J. B.
Hankins, James

Platonic Theology is the visionary and philosophical masterpiece of Marsilio Ficino (1433–1499), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus largely responsible for the Renaissance revival of Plato. This work, translated into English for the first time, is a key to understanding the art, thought, culture, and spirituality of the Renaissance.

5.Cover: Humanist Educational Treatises

Humanist Educational Treatises

Kallendorf, Craig W.

Here are four of the most important theoretical statements that emerged from the nascent humanist movement during the Italian Renaissance: Vergerio, “The Character and Studies Befitting a Free-Born Youth; Bruni, “The Study of Literature”; Piccolomini (Pope Pius II), “The Education of Boys”; and Guarino, “A Program of Teaching and Learning.”

6.Cover: On Discovery

On Discovery

Vergil, Polydore
Copenhaver, Brian P.

The most popular work of the Italian humanist Polydore Vergil (1470–1555), On Discovery (De inventoribus rerum, 1499), was the first comprehensive account of discoveries and inventions written since antiquity. This is the first English translation of a critical edition based on the Latin texts published in Polydore Vergil’s lifetime.

7.Cover: Platonic Theology, Volume 3: Books IX–XI

Platonic Theology, Volume 3: Books IX–XI

Ficino, Marsilio
Allen, Michael J. B.
Hankins, James

Platonic Theology is the visionary and philosophical masterpiece of Marsilio Ficino (1433–1499), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus largely responsible for the Renaissance revival of Plato. This work, translated into English for the first time, is a key to understanding the art, thought, culture, and spirituality of the Renaissance.

8.Cover: Momus

Momus

Alberti, Leon Battista
Knight, Sarah
Brown, Virginia

Momus is the most ambitious literary creation of Leon Battista Alberti, the humanist-scientist-artist and “universal man“ of the Italian Renaissance. In this dark comedy, written around 1450, Alberti charts the fortunes of his anti-hero Momus, god of criticism. This edition offers a new Latin text and the first full translation into English.

9.Cover: Biographical Writings

Biographical Writings

Manetti, Giannozzo
Baldassarri, Stefano U.
Bagemihl, Rolf

Manetti (1396–1459) was a leading humanist biographer of the Renaissance. This volume brings together his biographies of Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, which helped establish the canon of Italian literature, and his parallel lives of Socrates and Seneca—the standard biographical sources for those philosophers throughout the early modern period.

10.Cover: Later Travels

Later Travels

Cyriac of Ancona
Bodnar, Edward W.

Cyriac of Ancona was among the first to study the physical remains of the ancient world in person and for that reason is sometimes regarded as the father of classical archaeology. Cyriac’s accounts of his travels, with their commentary reflecting his wide-ranging antiquarian, political, religious, and commercial interests, provide a fascinating record of the encounter of the Renaissance world with the legacy of classical antiquity. The Latin texts assembled for this edition have been newly edited and most of them appear here for the first time in English.

11.Cover: Invectives

Invectives

Petrarca, Francesco
Marsh, David

Francesco Petrarca (1304–1374), one of the greatest Italian poets, was also a leader in the Renaissance movement to revive ancient Roman language and literature. This new critical edition of the Invectives, intended to revive the eloquence of Cicero, are directed against scholastic philosophy and medicine and the dominance of French culture.

11.1.Cover: Invectives

Invectives

Petrarca, Francesco
Marsh, David

Francesco Petrarca, one of the greatest of Italian poets, was also the leading spirit in the Renaissance movement to revive ancient Roman language and literature. Petrarch’s four Invectives, written in Latin, were inspired by the eloquence of the great Roman orator Cicero. The new translations in this volume include the first English translation of three of the four invectives.

12.Cover: Commentaries, Volume 1: Books I-II

Commentaries, Volume 1: Books I-II

Pius II
Meserve, Margaret
Simonetta, Marcello

The Commentaries of Pius II (1405–1464), the only autobiography ever written by a pope, was composed in elegant humanistic Latin modeled on Caesar and Cicero. This edition contains a fresh Latin text based on the last manuscript written in Pius’s lifetime and an updated and corrected version of the 1937 translation.

13.Cover: Platonic Theology, Volume 4: Books XII–XIV

Platonic Theology, Volume 4: Books XII–XIV

Ficino, Marsilio
Allen, Michael J. B.
Hankins, James

Platonic Theology is the visionary and philosophical masterpiece of Marsilio Ficino (1433–1499), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus largely responsible for the Renaissance revival of Plato. This work, translated into English for the first time, is a key to understanding the art, thought, culture, and spirituality of the Renaissance.

14.Cover: Silvae

Silvae

Poliziano, Angelo
Fantazzi, Charles

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.

15.Cover: Short Epics

Short Epics

Vegio, Maffeo
Putnam, Michael C. J.
Hankins, James

Maffeo Vegio (1407–1458) was the outstanding Latin poet of the first half of the 15th century. This volume includes Book XIII of Vergil’s Aeneid, the famous continuation of the Roman epic, which was popular in the later Renaissance, printed many times and translated into every major European language. It also contains three other epic works.

16.Cover: History of the Florentine People, Volume 2: Books V–VIII

History of the Florentine People, Volume 2: Books V–VIII

Bruni, Leonardo
Hankins, James

Leonardo Bruni’s History of the Florentine People in twelve books is generally considered the first modern work of history, and was widely imitated by humanist historians for two centuries after its official publication by the Florentine Signoria in 1442. This edition makes it available for the first time in English translation.

17.Cover: Platonic Theology, Volume 5: Books XV–XVI

Platonic Theology, Volume 5: Books XV–XVI

Ficino, Marsilio
Allen, Michael J. B.
Hankins, James

Platonic Theology is the visionary and philosophical masterpiece of Marsilio Ficino (1433–1499), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus largely responsible for the Renaissance revival of Plato. This work, translated into English for the first time, is a key to understanding the art, thought, culture, and spirituality of the Renaissance.

18.Cover: Lyric Poetry. Etna

Lyric Poetry. Etna

Bembo, Pietro
Chatfield, Mary P.
Radice, Betty

Pietro Bembo (1470–1547), scholar and critic, was one of the most admired Latinists of his day. The poems in this volume come from all periods of his life and reflect both his erudition and his wide-ranging friendships. This volume also includes the prose dialogue Etna, an account of Bembo’s ascent of Mt. Etna in Sicily during his student days.

19.Cover: Humanist Comedies

Humanist Comedies

Grund, Gary R.

Collected here, Vergerio’s Paulus, Philodoxeos fabula by Alberti, Philogenia et Epiphebus by Pisani, Chrysis by Piccolomini (later Pope Pius II), and Medio’s Epirota span nearly the entire Quattrocento and are a valuable gauge of its changing literary tastes, tastes nourished by the ancient comic drama of Plautus and Terence.

20.Cover: Italy Illuminated, Volume 1: Books I-IV

Italy Illuminated, Volume 1: Books I-IV

Flavio, Biondo
White, Jeffrey A.

Flavio, humanist and historian, was a pioneering figure in the Renaissance recovery of classical antiquity. His Italia Illustrata, here for the first time in English, is a topographical work describing Italy region by region. A quintessential work of Renaissance antiquarianism, its aim is to explore the Roman roots of the Renaissance world.

21.Cover: Letters, Volume 1: Books I-IV

Letters, Volume 1: Books I-IV

Poliziano, Angelo
Butler, Shane

Poliziano was one of the great scholar-poets of the Italian Renaissance. This volume illuminates his close friendship with Pico della Mirandola and includes much of the correspondence about the composition and reception of his Miscellanies, a revolutionary work of philology. It also includes his famous letter on the death of Lorenzo de’ Medici.

22.Cover: Baiae

Baiae

Pontano, Giovanni Gioviano
Dennis, Rodney G.

Giovanni Gioviano Pontano was an important humanist and scholar of Renaissance Italy. He was also the most innovative and versatile Latin poet of Quattrocento Italy. His Two Books of Hendecasyllables, given the subtitle Baiae, are the elegant offspring of Pontano’s leisure, written to celebrate love, good wine, friendship, nature, and all the pleasures of life to be found at the seaside resort of Baiae on the Bay of Naples.

23.Cover: Platonic Theology, Volume 6: Books XVII–XVIII

Platonic Theology, Volume 6: Books XVII–XVIII

Ficino, Marsilio
Allen, Michael J. B.
Hankins, James

Platonic Theology is the visionary and philosophical masterpiece of Marsilio Ficino (1433–1499), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus largely responsible for the Renaissance revival of Plato. This work, translated into English for the first time, is a key to understanding the art, thought, culture, and spirituality of the Renaissance.

24.Cover: On the Donation of Constantine

On the Donation of Constantine

Valla, Lorenzo
Bowersock, G. W.

Lorenzo Valla (1407–1457) was the most important theorist of the humanist movement. His most famous work is On the Donation of Constantine, an oration in which Valla uses new philological methods to attack the authenticity of the most important document justifying the papacy’s claims to temporal rule. It appears here in a new translation with introduction and notes by G. W. Bowersock, based on the critical text of Wolfram Setz.

24.1.Cover: On the Donation of Constantine

On the Donation of Constantine

Valla, Lorenzo
Bowersock, G. W.

Lorenzo Valla (1407–1457) was the leading theorist of the Renaissance humanist movement. In On the Donation of Constantine he uses new philological methods to attack the authenticity of the most important document justifying the papacy’s claims to temporal rule, in a brilliant analysis that is often seen as marking the beginning of modern textual criticism. This volume provides a new English translation with introduction and notes by G. W. Bowersock.

25.Cover: Baldo, Volume 1: Books I-XII

Baldo, Volume 1: Books I-XII

Folengo, Teofilo
Mullaney, Ann E.

Teofilo Folengo (1491–1544) was a native of Mantua and a member of the Benedictine order, later to become a runaway monk and satirist. Blending Latin and various Italian dialects in a deliberately droll manner, Baldo follows a sort of French royal juvenile delinquent through imprisonment, fantastical adventures, and a journey to the underworld. This edition provides the first English translation of this hilarious send-up of the ancient epic and Renaissance chivalric romance traditions.

26.Cover: Ciceronian Controversies

Ciceronian Controversies

DellaNeva, JoAnn
Duvick, Brian

The main literary dispute of the Renaissance pitted those Neo-Latin writers favoring Cicero alone as the apotheosis of Latin prose against those following an eclectic array of literary models. This Ciceronian controversy pervades the texts and letters collected for the first time in this volume.

27.Cover: History of the Florentine People, Volume 3: Books IX-XII. Memoirs

History of the Florentine People, Volume 3: Books IX-XII. Memoirs

Bruni, Leonardo
Hankins, James
Bradley, D. J. W.

Leonardo Bruni (1370–1444) was the best-selling author of the fifteenth century. His History of the Florentine People is generally considered the first modern work of history. This third volume concludes the edition, the first to make the work available in English translation. It includes Bruni’s Memoirs, an autobiographical account of the events of his lifetime, and cumulative indexes to the complete work.

28.Cover: History of Venice, Volume 1: Books I-IV

History of Venice, Volume 1: Books I-IV

Bembo, Pietro
Ulery, Robert W.

Pietro Bembo (1470–1547), a Venetian nobleman, later a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, was the most celebrated Latin stylist of his day and was widely admired for his writings in Italian as well. The History of Venice was published after Bembo’s death, in Latin and in his own Italian version. This edition, in three volumes, makes it available for the first time in English translation.

29.Cover: Commentaries, Volume 2: Books III-IV

Commentaries, Volume 2: Books III-IV

Pius II
Meserve, Margaret
Simonetta, Marcello

The Renaissance popes were among the most enlightened and generous patrons of arts and letters in the Europe of their day. Commentaries, the only autobiography ever written by a pope, was composed in elegant humanistic Latin modeled on Caesar and Cicero. This edition contains a fresh Latin text and an updated translation.

30.Cover: Lives of the Popes, Volume 1: Antiquity

Lives of the Popes, Volume 1: Antiquity

Platina, Bartolomeo
D’Elia, Anthony F.

Imprisoned for conspiring against Pope Paul II, Bartolomeo Platina (1421–1481) returned to favor under Pope Sixtus IV, and composed his most famous work, a biographical compendium of the Roman popes from St. Peter down to his own time. The work critically synthesized a wide range of sources and became the standard reference work on papal history for early modern Europe. This edition contains the first complete translation into English and an improved Latin text.

31.Cover: Essays and Dialogues

Essays and Dialogues

Scala, Bartolomeo
Watkins, Renée Neu

Scala (1430–1497) trained in the law and rose to prominence serving as secretary and treasurer to the Medicis and chancellor of the Guelf party before becoming first chancellor of Florence. This volume collects works from throughout his career that show the influence of fellow humanists such as Ficino, Pope Pius II, and Pico della Mirandola.

32.Cover: History of Venice, Volume 2: Books V–VIII

History of Venice, Volume 2: Books V–VIII

Bembo, Pietro
Ulery, Robert W.

Bembo (1470–1547), a Venetian nobleman, later a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, was the most celebrated Latin stylist of his day and was widely admired for his writings in Italian. Named official historian of Venice in 1529, Bembo began to compose in Latin his continuation of the city’s history in 12 books, covering the years from 1487–1513.

33.Cover: Writings on Church and Reform

Writings on Church and Reform

Nicholas of Cusa
Izbicki, Thomas M.

Nicholas of Cusa (1401–1464), a student of canon law who became a Catholic cardinal, was widely considered the most important original philosopher of the Renaissance. He wrote principally on theology, philosophy, and church politics. This volume makes most of Nicholas’s other writings on Church and reform available in English for the first time.

34.Cover: Commentaries on Plato, Volume 1: <i>Phaedrus</i> and <i>Ion</i>

Commentaries on Plato, Volume 1: Phaedrus and Ion

Ficino, Marsilio
Allen, Michael J. B.

Marsilio Ficino (1433–1499), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus, was largely responsible for the Renaissance revival of Plato. This volume contains Ficino’s extended analysis and commentary on the Phaedrus.

35.Cover: Poems

Poems

Landino, Cristoforo
Chatfield, Mary P.

Cristoforo Landino (1424–1498) was one of the great scholar-poets of the Renaissance. His most substantial work of poetry was his Three Books on Xandra. Also included in this volume is the “Carmina Varia,” a collection whose centerpiece is a group of elegies directed to the Venetian humanist Bernardo Bembo.

36.Cover: Baldo, Volume 2: Books XIII-XXV

Baldo, Volume 2: Books XIII-XXV

Folengo, Teofilo
Mullaney, Ann E.

Folengo (1491–1544) was born in Mantua and joined the Benedictine order, but became a runaway monk and satirist of monasticism. In 1517 he published—as “Merlin Cocaio”—the first version of his macaronic narrative poem Baldo. This edition provides the first English translation of this send-up of ancient epic and Renaissance chivalric romance.

37.Cover: History of Venice, Volume 3: Books IX-XII

History of Venice, Volume 3: Books IX-XII

Bembo, Pietro
Ulery, Robert W.

Much of Pietro Bembo’s work is devoted to the external affairs of Venice, principally conflicts with other European states and with the Turks in the East. The History of Venice was published after his death, in Latin and in his own Italian version. This edition, completed by this third volume, makes it available for the first time in English translation.

38.Cover: Latin Poetry

Latin Poetry

Sannazaro, Jacopo
Putnam, Michael C. J.

Sannazaro (1456–1530) is most famous for having written the first pastoral romance in European literature, the Arcadia (1504). But after this work, he devoted himself entirely to Latin poetry modeled on his beloved Virgil. In addition to his epic The Virgin Birth (1526), he also composed Piscatory Eclogues, an adaption of the eclogue form.

39.Cover: Christiad

Christiad

Vida, Marco Girolamo
Gardner, James

Marco Girolamo Vida (1485–1566), humanist and bishop, came to prominence as a Latin poet in the Rome of Leo X and Clement VII. Leo commissioned this famous epic, a retelling of the life of Christ in the style of Vergil, which was published in 1535. This translation, accompanied by extensive notes, is based on a new edition of the Latin text.

40.Cover: Republics and Kingdoms Compared

Republics and Kingdoms Compared

Brandolini, Aurelio Lippo
Hankins, James

A Socratic dialogue set in the court of King Mattias Corvinus of Hungary (ca. 1490), Republics and Kingdoms Compared depicts a debate between the king and a Florentine merchant at his court on the relative merits of republics and kingdoms. This is the first critical edition and the first translation into any language.

41.Cover: Odes

Odes

Filelfo, Francesco
Robin, Diana

Filelfo (1398–1481), one of the great scholar-poets of the Italian Renaissance, was the principal humanist working in Lombardy in the middle of the Quattrocento and served as court poet to the Visconti and Sforza dukes of Milan. His Odes constitute the first complete cycle of Horatian odes since classical antiquity.

42.Cover: The Hermaphrodite

The Hermaphrodite

Beccadelli, Antonio
Parker, Holt

The Hermaphrodite’s open celebration of vice, particularly sodomy, earned it public burnings, threats of excommunication, banishment to the closed sections of libraries, and a devoted following. Antonio Beccadelli combined the comic realism of Italian popular verse with the language of Martial to explore the underside of the early Renaissance.

43.Cover: Book on Music

Book on Music

Florentius de Faxolis
Blackburn, Bonnie J.
Holford-Strevens, Leofranc

Edited here for the first time is Florentius de Faxolis’s music treatise for Cardinal Ascanio Sforza. The richly illuminated small parchment codex bears witness to the musical interests of the cardinal, himself an avid singer. The author’s unusual insights into the musical thinking of his day are discussed in the ample commentary.

44.Cover: Sacred Painting. Museum

Sacred Painting. Museum

Borromeo, Federico
Rothwell, Kenneth S.

Federico Borromeo founded the Ambrosiana library, art collection, and academy in Milan. Sacred Painting (1624) laid out the rules that artists should follow when creating religious art. Museum (1625) walked the reader through the Ambrosiana’s collection, offering some of the earliest critiques to survive on works by Leonardo, Titian, and Jan Brueghel the Elder.

45.Cover: Humanist Tragedies

Humanist Tragedies

Grund, Gary R.

Humanist Tragedies offers a sampling of Latin drama from the Tre- and Quattrocento. These five tragedies—Ecerinis, Achilleis, Progne, Hyempsal, and Fernandus Servatus—were nourished by a potent amalgam of classical, medieval, and pre-humanist sources. Humanist tragedy testifies to momentous changes in literary conventions during the Renaissance.

46.Cover: Genealogy of the Pagan Gods, Volume 1: Books I–V

Genealogy of the Pagan Gods, Volume 1: Books I–V

Boccaccio, Giovanni
Solomon, Jon

The goal of Boccaccio’s Genealogy of the Pagan Gods is to plunder ancient and medieval literary sources to create a massive synthesis of Greek and Roman mythology. This is volume 1 of a three-volume set of Boccaccio’s complete 15-book work. It contains a famous defense of the value of studying ancient pagan poetry in a Christian world.

47.Cover: Letters to Friends

Letters to Friends

Fonzio, Bartolomeo
Daneloni, Alessandro
Davies, Martin

The letters of Bartolomeo Fonzio—a leading literary figure in Florence of the time of Lorenzo de’ Medici and Machiavelli—are a window into the world of Renaissance humanism and classical scholarship. This first English translation includes the famous letter about the discovery on the Via Appia of the perfectly preserved body of a Roman girl.

48.Cover: Modern Poets

Modern Poets

Giraldi, Lilio Gregorio
Grant, John N.

Lilio Gregorio Giraldi authored many works on literary history, mythology, and antiquities. Among the most famous are his dialogues, modeled on Cicero’s Brutus, translated here into English for the first time. The work gives a panoramic view of European poetry in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century, concentrating above all on Italy.

49.Cover: Dialectical Disputations, Volume 1: Book I

Dialectical Disputations, Volume 1: Book I

Valla, Lorenzo
Copenhaver, Brian P.
Nauta, Lodi

The Dialectical Disputations, translated here for the first time into any modern language, is Lorenzo Valla’s principal contribution to the philosophy of language and logic. Valla sought to replace the scholastic tradition of Aristotelian logic with a new logic based on the historical usage of classical Latin and on a commonsense approach.

50.Cover: Dialectical Disputations, Volume 2: Books II-III

Dialectical Disputations, Volume 2: Books II-III

Valla, Lorenzo
Copenhaver, Brian P.
Nauta, Lodi

The Dialectical Disputations, translated here for the first time into any modern language, is Lorenzo Valla’s principal contribution to the philosophy of language and logic. Valla sought to replace the scholastic tradition of Aristotelian logic with a new logic based on the historical usage of classical Latin and on a commonsense approach.

51.Cover: Commentaries on Plato, Volume 2: <i>Parmenides</i>, Part I

Commentaries on Plato, Volume 2: Parmenides, Part I

Ficino, Marsilio
Vanhaelen, Maude

Marsilio Ficino, the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus, was largely responsible for the Renaissance revival of Plato. His commentaries remained the standard guide to the philosopher’s works for centuries. Maude Vanhaelen’s new translation of Parmenides makes this monument of metaphysics accessible to the modern student.

52.Cover: Commentaries on Plato, Volume 2: <i>Parmenides</i>, Part II

Commentaries on Plato, Volume 2: Parmenides, Part II

Ficino, Marsilio
Vanhaelen, Maude

Marsilio Ficino, the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus, was largely responsible for the Renaissance revival of Plato. His commentaries remained the standard guide to the philosopher’s works for centuries. Maude Vanhaelen’s new translation of Parmenides makes this monument of metaphysics accessible to the modern student.

53.Cover: Dialogues, Volume 1: Charon and Antonius

Dialogues, Volume 1: Charon and Antonius

Pontano, Giovanni Gioviano
Gaisser, Julia Haig

Giovanni Pontano (1426–1503), whose academic name was Gioviano, was the most important Latin poet of the fifteenth century as well as a leading statesman who served as prime minister to the Aragonese kings of Naples. His Dialogues are our best source for the humanist academy of Naples which Pontano led for several decades.

54.Cover: Poems

Poems

Marullus, Michael
Fantazzi, Charles

Michael Marullus (c. 1453/4–1500), born in Greece, began life as a mercenary soldier but became a prominent Neo-Latin poet and scholar in Italy. Later poets imitated him in vernacular love poetry, especially Ronsard. This edition contains Marullus’s complete Latin poetry. All of these works appear in English translation for the first time.

55.Cover: On Exile

On Exile

Filelfo, Francesco
De Keyser, Jeroen
Blanchard, W. Scott

56.Cover: Notable Men and Women of Our Time

Notable Men and Women of Our Time

Giovio, Paolo
Gouwens, Kenneth

57.Cover: Latin Poetry

Latin Poetry

Fracastoro, Girolamo
Gardner, James

58.Cover: On Methods, Volume 1: Books I-II

On Methods, Volume 1: Books I-II

Zabarella, Jacopo
McCaskey, John P.

59.Cover: On Methods, Volume 2: Books III-IV. On Regressus

On Methods, Volume 2: Books III-IV. On Regressus

Zabarella, Jacopo
McCaskey, John P.

60.Cover: Correspondence

Correspondence

Valla, Lorenzo
Cook, Brendan

61.Cover: The Battle of Lepanto

The Battle of Lepanto

Wright, Elizabeth R.
Spence, Sarah
Lemons, Andrew

62.Cover: On the World and Religious Life

On the World and Religious Life

Salutati, Coluccio
Marshall, Tina

63.Cover: On Married Love. Eridanus

On Married Love. Eridanus

Pontano, Giovanni Gioviano
Roman, Luke

64.Cover: Political Writings

Political Writings

Salutati, Coluccio
Baldassarri, Stefano U.
Bagemihl, Rolf

65.Cover: Life and Early Travels

Life and Early Travels

Cyriac of Ancona
Mitchell, Charles
Bodnar, Edward W.
Foss, Clive

66.Cover: On Dionysius the Areopagite, Volume 1: Mystical Theology and The Divine Names, Part I

On Dionysius the Areopagite, Volume 1: Mystical Theology and The Divine Names, Part I

Ficino, Marsilio
Allen, Michael J. B.

67.Cover: On Dionysius the Areopagite, Volume 2: The Divine Names, Part II

On Dionysius the Areopagite, Volume 2: The Divine Names, Part II

Ficino, Marsilio
Allen, Michael J. B.

68.Cover: Apologetic Writings

Apologetic Writings

Savonarola, Girolamo
Mulchahey, M. Michèle

69.Cover: Fiammetta. Paradise

Fiammetta. Paradise

Verino, Ugolino
Wilson, Allan M.

70.Cover: The Greek Classics

The Greek Classics

Manutius, Aldus
Wilson, N. G.

71.Cover: A Translator’s Defense

A Translator’s Defense

Manetti, Giannozzo
McShane, Myron
Young, Mark

72.Cover: My Secret Book

My Secret Book

Petrarca, Francesco
Mann, Nicholas

73.Cover: Angelinetum and Other Poems

Angelinetum and Other Poems

Marrasio, Giovanni
Chatfield, Mary P.

74.Cover: Rome in Triumph, Volume 1: Books I–II

Rome in Triumph, Volume 1: Books I–II

Flavio, Biondo
Muecke, Frances
Pincelli, Maria Agata

75.Cover: Italy Illuminated, Volume 2: Books V–VIII

Italy Illuminated, Volume 2: Books V–VIII

Flavio, Biondo
White, Jeffrey A.

76.Cover: Selected Letters, Volume 1

Selected Letters, Volume 1

Petrarca, Francesco
Fantham, Elaine

77.Cover: Selected Letters, Volume 2

Selected Letters, Volume 2

Petrarca, Francesco
Fantham, Elaine

78.Cover: Humanism and the Latin Classics

Humanism and the Latin Classics

Manutius, Aldus
Grant, John N.

79.Cover: Against the Jews and the Gentiles: Books I–IV

Against the Jews and the Gentiles: Books I–IV

Manetti, Giannozzo
Baldassarri, Stefano U.
Pagliara, Daniela
Marsh, David

80.Cover: Commentary on Plotinus, Volume 4: <i>Ennead III</i>, Part 1

Commentary on Plotinus, Volume 4: Ennead III, Part 1

Ficino, Marsilio
Gersh, Stephen

81.Cover: Genealogy of the Pagan Gods, Volume 2: Books VI–X

Genealogy of the Pagan Gods, Volume 2: Books VI–X

Boccaccio, Giovanni
Solomon, Jon

82.Cover: Commentary on Plotinus, Volume 5: <i>Ennead III</i>, Part 2, and <i>Ennead IV</i>

Commentary on Plotinus, Volume 5: Ennead III, Part 2, and Ennead IV

Ficino, Marsilio
Gersh, Stephen

83.Cover: Commentaries, Volume 3: Books V–VII

Commentaries, Volume 3: Books V–VII

Pius II
Meserve, Margaret

84.Cover: Latin Poetry

Latin Poetry

Ariosto, Ludovico
Looney, Dennis
Possanza, D. Mark

85.Cover: On Human Worth and Excellence

On Human Worth and Excellence

Manetti, Giannozzo
Copenhaver, Brian P.

86.Cover: Greek and Latin Poetry

Greek and Latin Poetry

Poliziano, Angelo
Knox, Peter E.

87.Cover: The Virtues and Vices of Speech

The Virtues and Vices of Speech

Pontano, Giovanni Gioviano
Pigman III, G. W.

88.Cover: Lives of the Milanese Tyrants

Lives of the Milanese Tyrants

Decembrio, Pier Candido
Ianziti, Gary
Zaggia, Massimo

89.Cover: Miscellanies, Volume 1

Miscellanies, Volume 1

Poliziano, Angelo
Dyck, Andrew R.
Cottrell, Alan

90.Cover: Miscellanies, Volume 2

Miscellanies, Volume 2

Poliziano, Angelo
Dyck, Andrew R.
Cottrell, Alan

91.Cover: Dialogues, Volume 2: Actius

Dialogues, Volume 2: Actius

Pontano, Giovanni Gioviano
Gaisser, Julia Haig

92.Cover: Dialogues, Volume 3: Aegidius and Asinus

Dialogues, Volume 3: Aegidius and Asinus

Pontano, Giovanni Gioviano
Gaisser, Julia Haig

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“Predictive Policing” and Racial Profiling

While technology used in policing has improved, it hasn’t progressed, says Khalil Gibran Muhammad, if racial biases are built into those new technologies. This excerpt from his book, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, shows that for the reform called for by the current protests against systemic racism and racially-biased policing to be fulfilled, the police—especially those at the top—will need to change their pre-programmed views on race and the way they see the Black citizens they are supposed to “serve and protect.”