Arth 167_Rulers' Images_Nees Jr._Date_042710

Arth 167_Rulers' Images_Nees Jr._Date_042710 - Federico...

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Federico Continued… Baldesar Castiglione - Wrote about conversation (list of who was there is in Courtier) - Written in Italian—Italian establishing itself in a literary language o Accessible to a wider number of people in vulgar tongue o Suggests he is reaching out to a relatively large audience o Court literature about how to live in/around court (how to behave, how to get ahead, how to serve… old fashion concepts) Berbardo Bibbiena and Pietro Bembo - Became cardinals after time of conversation Text: Book of Courtier - Printed in Venice, numerous, expensive - Drawing on different local Italian dialects - Date of 1507—when this was supposed to have happened, deeply learned o Form: dialogue, revival of an ancient form because medieval didn’t usually use dialogue o Contrived dialogue because Plato didn’t have a tape recorder By about 1500 most of what he have/know about Plato they had which is why can imagine what would be said - Opening statements says he is not competent to do this, but since he was asked he will do it—basically disclaiming authority, presenting himself as a humble author (taken out of dialogue of Cicero) - Supposedly based on a four evening event (conversation) - Women rarely participate, stay in room of Duchess (who also rarely participates)
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