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In 1492, Angelo Poliziano released his Lamia, a praelectio, or starting oration to a direction he could educate that educational yr on Aristotle s earlier Analytics on the Florentine college. Having heard murmurings that he was once no longer thinker adequate to educate the Aristotelian textual content, Poliziano moves again, providing in influence a fable-tinted heritage of philosophy. greater than a repudiation of neighborhood gossip, the textual content represents a rethinking of the venture of philosophy. This quantity bargains the 1st English translation, an version of the Latin textual content, and 4 stories that set this wealthy instance of humanist Latin writing in context.

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La riflessione di Pico dopo il 1488 e la sua polemica antiastrologica,” in C. , 229–46. 64 See L. Polizzotto, The Elect Nation: The Savonarolan Movement in Florence, 1494–1545 (Oxford: Clarendon, 1994), 100–17; D. Weinstein, Savonarola and Florence: Prophecy and Patriotism in the Renaissance (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1970), 185–226. 65 See S. S. B. R. , Marsilio Ficino: His Theology, His Philosophy, His Legacy (Leiden: Brill, 2002), 71–97; for context and recent bibliography Celenza, “The Platonic Revival,” cit.

Allen, Synoptic Art: Marsilio Ficino on the History of Platonic Interpretation (Florence: Olschki, 1998), 149–93; and Robichaud, in this volume. On the differences in opinion between Ficino and Poliziano, see Wesseling, “Introduction,” xvii. ” See I. Maïer, Les manuscrits d’Ange Politien (Geneva: Droz, 1965), 13–14; see also Candido in this volume. poliziano’s lamia in context 33 of a man with two bags. Each is full of vices, and one hangs from the front of his body, the other from the back. ” Listening carefully to Poliziano’s list of all of the authentic philosopher’s attributes, one learns something crucial, which Poliziano himself articulates as he sums up his own arguments: persons such as these are exceedingly unusual to find.

Pythagoras had his part to play. S. Celenza, “Lorenzo Valla and the Traditions and Transmissions of Philosophy,” Journal of the History of Ideas (2005), 483–506; L. Catana, “The Concept ‘System of Philosophy’: The Case of Jacob Brucker’s Historiography of Philosophy,” History and Theory 44 (2005), 72–90; and idem, The Historiographical Concept ‘System of Philosophy’: Its Origin, Nature, and Legitimacy (Leiden: Brill, 2008). 72 See E. Garin, “La prima traduzione latina di Diogene Laerzio,” Giornale critico della filosofia italiana 33 (1959), 283–85; M.

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