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Authors: 1300: Dantte Alighieri - Italian Poet from Florence Divine Comedy: Three canticas- inferno(hell), purgatorio (purgatory), and paradise (paradise) Dante travels through the canticas with help of guide Virgil (classical Roman Poet) 1340: Petrarch, Francesco - verbatim Italian scholar, poet , and one of the earliest Renaissance humanists . Popularly called the “father of humanism.” He was prolific letter writer and often wrote Boccaccio. Ascent of Mt. Ventoux: Africa : tells the story of the Second Punic War , in which the Carthaginian (people from Carthage, Greece) general Hannibal invaded Italy, but Roman forces were eventually victorious after an invasion of north Africa led by Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus , the epic poem 's hero. 1360: Boccaccio, Giovanni- was an Italian author and poet, a friend and correspondent of Petrarch , an important Renaissance humanist in his own right and author of a number of notable works including On Famous Women , the Decameron and his poetry in the vernacular. Book of Theseus: a short poem in ottava rima (a stanza form composed of eight 11-syllable lines) telling the story of Troilus and the faithless Criseida. young Trojan Prince and Trojan woman lovers in Trojan War Genealogy of the Pagan Gods 1400: Chaucer, Geoffrey - English author , poet , philosopher , bureaucrat courtier , and diplomat . Sometimes called the father of English literature, Chaucer is credited by some scholars as being the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language , rather than French or Latin . Canterbury Tales: numerous short stories about pilgrims. Help to shape English literature. Pilgrims are on a pilgrimage from Southwark to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral .
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Troilus and Cressida: Italian poetry. re-telling the tragic love story of Troilus , a Trojan prince, and Criseyde . 1510: Machiavelli, Niccolo- an Italian diplomat , political philosopher , musician , poet , and playwright . He is a figure of the Italian Renaissance and a central figure of its political component, most widely known for his treatises on realist political theory. The Prince: describes are by which rule can control his realm. ". .a wise prince should establish himself on that which is his own control and not in that of others; he must endeavor to avoid hatred, as is noted."… "It is best to be both feared and loved; however, if one cannot be both it is better to be feared than loved." 1599: Spenser, Edmund - English poet and Poet Laureate . Spenser is a controversial figure due to his zeal for the destruction of Irish culture and colonisation of Ireland, yet he is one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy. The Faerie Queene:
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