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The INTELLECTUAL RENAISSANCE IN ITALY. Petrarch Father of Modern Humanism Wearing the Poet’s Crown conferred upon him by the Roman Senate in 1341. Cicero – Roman statesman and intellectual The model for civic humanism. Leonardo Bruni Italian statesman, humanist, historian

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Petrarch

Father of Modern Humanism

Wearing the Poet’s Crown conferred upon him by the Roman Senate in 1341

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Cicero – Roman statesman and intellectual

The model for civic humanism

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Leonardo Bruni

Italian statesman, humanist, historian

First to use the term humanism

First to gain a thorough knowledge of classical Greek

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Lorenzo Valla

Papal Secretary

Humanist

Significant contributor to classical scholarship

His Elegances of the Latin Language became

the standard text for proper Latin – he hoped to restore Latin to its position over the vernacular

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Plato’s Academy

The Florentine Platonic Academy was an informal discussion group

dedicated to the study of Plato - members considered themselves a

modern form of Plato’s Academy

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MarsilioFicino

  • Leader of the Florentine Platonic Academy
  • Dedicated his life to the study of Plato & his philosophy
  • Commissioned by Cosimo Medici to translate
  • Plato’s works
  • Attempted to synthesize Christianity and
  • Platonism
  • Neoplatonism – based on 2 primary ideas
  • 1, Neoplatonic hierarchy of substances
  • 2. The theory of Platonic love
  • Hermeticism a set of philosophical
  • and religious beliefs
  • Term derived from the name of the
  • Greek God Hermes – God of Knowledge
  • Ficino translated Greek manuscripts
  • 2 types of writing:
  • 1. The occult sciences
  • 2. Theological and philosophical beliefs & speculations
  • *A new view of humankind emerged
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Giovanni Pico dellaMirandola

Oration on the Dignity of Man

– a statement on the unlimited human potential

“The Manifesto of the Renaissance”

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Christine de Pizan

Europe’s first professional woman writer

Laura Cereta

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Johannes Gutenberg

Printing press

Circa 1440