The Legacy of Petrarchian Humanism

The Legacy of Petrarchian Humanism - The Legacy of...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
The Legacy of Petrarchian Humanism 15:58 Giovanni Bioccaccio (1313-1375) Born in Paris Illegitimate son Moves to Naples with father because of bank firm (Bandi Gained extensive knowledge of banking practices from father Love affair in Naples Returns to Florence Interest in formal studies Minor political position in communes Receives stipend to pursue interest There during outbreak of plague Meets Petrarch Defining moment Becomes mentor: travel and look for manuscripts together Trained in textual criticism Two share a lot Proponents of poetry Giovanni’s New Directions Greek
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Made acquaintance with Leonizio Pilato Appreciates classical Greek tradition Translated Iliad into Latin (rough) Recommended him for post at university in florence First time professorship in Greek “Genealogy of the G-ds” Material supplied from Pilato Petrarch’s work Encyclopedic work of classical mythology In Latin Latin, greek, medieval sources First time incorporating greek material Vernacular Dante Autobiography of Dante Comments on Dante’s text Agreed with Dante! That vernacular could be medium of expression with Latin and Italin
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 9

The Legacy of Petrarchian Humanism - The Legacy of...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online