Ciceronian controversies

edited by JoAnn DellaNeva ; English translation by Brian Duvick

The most important literary dispute of the Renaissance pitted those writers of Neo-Latin who favoured imitation of Cicero alone, as the single best exemplar of Latin prose, against those who preferred to follow an eclectic array of literary models. This Ciceronian controversy is the subject of the texts collected for the first time in this volume: exchanges of letters between Angelo Poliziano and his pupil Paolo Cortesi; between Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola and Pietro Bembo; and between Giovambattista Giraldi Cinzio and his mentor Celio Calcagnini. A postscript by Lilio Gregorio Giraldi and writings by Antonio Possevino comment further on this correspondence. Because they address some of the most fundamental aspects of literary production, these quarrels shed light on similar debates about vernacular literature, which also turned on imitation and the role of the author. The Ciceronian controversy can also be seen as part of larger cultural movements, such as the choice of vernacular language over Latin, the development of Jesuit pedagogy, and the religious conflicts that characterized much of the Renaissance.

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書名 Ciceronian controversies
著作者等 DellaNeva, JoAnn
Duvick, Brian Marshall
Duvick Brian
シリーズ名 The I Tatti Renaissance library
出版元 Harvard University Press
刊行年月 2007
ページ数 xxxix, 295 p.
大きさ 21 cm
ISBN 9780674025202
NCID BA81768844
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言語 ラテン語
原文言語 ラテン語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国