The Age of Dante - The Age of Dante MOVIE Venice Not...

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The Age of Dante 15:57 MOVIE: Venice Not democracy, an oligarchic republic The roots of humanism Dante is NOT a humanist, he is a pre-humanist!! Beginning for ideas of humanism He shaped early humanism Roman law—Bartolus de Sassoferrato He was original: argues for communal autonomy and de-facto soveiergnty Plurality of soviergnties: notion of distant emperor, but autonomy and independence of communes within state Criteria for nobility Nobility: for him it’s a legal term Qualification is wealth, justifies wealth of nobility Dante disagrees that virtue is more important than legal statues Writes in poor latin Rhetoric—Dictatores (term in latin) Professional teachers of grammar and rhetoric (oral persuasion) Becomes important skill Podestá written by them Writing of cities’ histories and praising them Prose and elegance Concern for civic virtue and morality Crossovers between literature and art Moral philosophy—Aristotle The pursuit of virtue
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Dino Compagni Brunetto Latini Dante’s teacher
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