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academic drama

academic drama  

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A dramatic tradition which arose from the Renaissance, in which the works of Plautus, Terence, and other ancient dramatists were performed in schools and colleges, at first in Latin but later also in ...
Accademia Romana

Accademia Romana  

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Under the leadership of Giulio Pomponio Leto, a group of humanists living in Rome and mostly connected to the papal curia held informal discussions of classical literature, went on archaeological ...
Acciaiuoli

Acciaiuoli  

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Leading Florentine mercantile and banking family during the 14th and 15th c., who assumed a major role in the republic's political life, beginning with the support of the signoria of ...
Agostino Dati

Agostino Dati  

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(1420–78).After a humanist education, he worked as a teacher, opening a school of rhetoric in Siena, and becoming the official orator of the Republic. He was a prolific writer on philosophical, ...
Agostino Ricchi

Agostino Ricchi  

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(1512–64)made a career in medicine; but as a student in Bologna he produced the stage comedy I tre tiranni, which was performed before both Pope and Emperor in 1530. ...
Alamanno Zanobi Rinuccini

Alamanno Zanobi Rinuccini  

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(1426–99).Humanist and member of a Florentine family first prominent in the 14th c. He himself gained a second-rank political position under Cosimo de' Medici. Siding with the anti-Mediceans in ...
Albertino Mussato

Albertino Mussato  

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(1261–1329).The best known of the Paduan circle of pre-humanist scholars and a friend and pupil of Lovato Lovati. He was a notary, and played an active role in the ...
Aldo Manuzio

Aldo Manuzio  

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(c. 1452–1515)was one of the most influential figures in the early history of printing, and his creative innovations have left a permanent mark on printing and publishing. Born in ...
Andrea Fiocchi

Andrea Fiocchi  

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(1400–52)was employed at the Roman Curia, where he developed an extensive knowledge of antiquities. He wrote a De magistratibus romanorum (c.1425), and took part in the Humanist debate on ...
Angelo Colocci

Angelo Colocci  

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(1474–1549),Italian humanist, romance philologist, and antiquarian, born in Isei. From 1497 he worked in the Vatican secretariat of Popes Leo X and Clement VII; in 1537 he was consecrated ...
Angelo Poliziano

Angelo Poliziano  

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 (1454–94) Florentine humanist, the foremost vernacular poet and classical scholar of his day.A Medici protégé, he had easy access to ancient literature; through intense study of it he made ...
Anton Francesco Grazzini

Anton Francesco Grazzini  

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(1503–84),Italian poet, playwright, and academician, born in Florence, where he worked as an apothecary while pursuing his literary and academic interests; in 1540 he became one of the founding ...
Anton Maria Bandini

Anton Maria Bandini  

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(1726–1800).Librarian who catalogued the manuscripts of the Biblioteca Laurenziana in Florence (published 1776–93). He is also noted for bio-bibliographical and documentary contributions on Tuscan ...
Antonio Brucioli

Antonio Brucioli  

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(1490/1500–66).Florentine humanist who studied under Diacceto and was well versed in Greek, Latin, and Hebrew. He attended meetings at the Orti Oricellari [see academies; Rucellai, Bernardo] and was ...
Antonio da Rho

Antonio da Rho  

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(c. 1398–1450/3).Humanist and Franciscan, who succeeded to Gasparino Barzizza's chair of rhetoric in Milan in 1431. He became a friend of Valla, who made him the Christian spokesman and ...
Antonio Degli Agli

Antonio Degli Agli  

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(c. 1400–77).Distinguished Florentine cleric and humanist. He was tutor to the future Pope Paul II, briefly Bishop of Fiesole, and in 1470 Bishop of Volterra. A mentor and patron ...
Antonio Loschi

Antonio Loschi  

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(1365–1441).One of the key humanists of Leonardo Bruni's generation. Born in Vicenza, he worked alongside Salutati in the Florentine chancery, but became the latter's political opponent when, as head ...
Antonio Telesio

Antonio Telesio  

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(1482–1534)from Cosenza was a humanist and author of a variety of Latin works. Celebrated by Giovio, he is best known for a collection of elegies, Poemata, a tragedy on ...
Antonio Veneziano

Antonio Veneziano  

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(1543–93),Italian poet, born in Monreale (Sicily). In 1578 he was captured by Barbary pirates. He later visited Spain, where he died in prison. He wrote poetry both in his ...
Barbato da Sulmona

Barbato da Sulmona  

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(c. 1300–63).Early humanist and chancellor to Robert of Anjou in Naples. He was a friend of Petrarch, who dedicated his collection of Latin verse letters to him, and also of Boccaccio. Some of his ...

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