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Unformatted text preview: , well-known commentator on Virgil, Horace, and Dante, who looked upon Lorenzo the magnificent as Plato's "Ideal ruler." Slide 15-8: Poliziano, with Lorenzo's son Piero , From Ghirlandaio's fresco cycle in S. Trinita. Encyc. of Ren. p. 260 A third member was Angelo Poliziano , ugly but brilliant, publishing in Latin by age 10 and translated Homer by 16. And the fourth was Pico della Mirandola , young and attractive, read and wrote in 22 languages, aspired to hold in his mind the totality of human learning. He wanted to reconcile all religions, and attempted to reconcile the creation stories in the Timaeus with Genesis . These four, the most brilliant minds in Italy, would meet in Lorenzo's studiolo, often inviting Michelangelo....
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- Lorenzo de' Medici, Cosimo de' Medici, entire Plato dialog