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- DescriptionBartolomeo Fonzio (1447--1513) was a leading literary figure in Florence during the time of Lorenzo de' Medici and Machiavelli. A professor of poetry and rhetoric at the University of Florence, he included among his friends and colleagues leading figures such as Marsilio Fici, Angelo Polizia, John Argyropoulos, Cristoforo Landi, and Pietro Soderini. He was one of the principal collaborators in creating the famous humanist library of King Mattyas Corvinus of Hungary. As a scholar and teacher, he devoted himself to the study of classical authors, particularly Valerius Flaccus, Livy, Persius and Juvenal; his studies of Juvenal led to bitter polemics with Polizia. Fonzio's letters, translated here for the first time into English, are a window into the world of Renaissance humanism and classical scholarship, and include the famous letter about the discovery in 1485 on the Via Appia of the perfectly preserved body of a Roman girl.
- Author BiographyAlessandro Daneloni is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics of the University of Verona. Martin Davies is Associate Editor of The I Tatti Renaissance Library.
- Author(s)Bartolomeo Fonzio
- PublisherHarvard University Press
- Date of Publication13/05/2011
- LanguageEnglish & Latin & Latin
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Series TitleThe I Tatti Renaissance Library
- Series Part/Volume Numberv. 47
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHarvard University Press
- Content Note1 halftone
- Weight1075 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Edited byAlessandro Daneloni
- Translated byMartin Davies
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards,With printed dust jacket
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