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Author Poliziano, Angelo, 1454-1494.

Title Silvae / Angelo Poliziano ; edited and translated by Charles Fantazzi.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004.

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 UniM Store  871.04 POLIZIA MF30    DUE 03-11-19
Uniform title Sylvae. English & Latin
Physical description xx, 215 pages ; 21 cm.
Series The I Tatti Renaissance library ; 14.
I Tatti Renaissance library ; 14.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Manto 2 -- Countryman 30 -- Ambra 68 -- Nutricia 110.
Summary 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.
Language notes Text in English and Latin.
Other author Fantazzi, Charles.
Subject Didactic poetry, Latin (Medieval and modern) -- Translations into English.
Classical literature -- History and criticism -- Poetry.
Mythology, Classical -- Poetry.
ISBN 0674014804 (alk. paper)