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4. For what audience was the document made? One particular reader to who he was sending the letter to. Someone who agreed with him. He was trying to convince that person. Probably someone with power. 5. Why do you think this document was created? To tell someone an update, “They give full rein to their license and conceit, and freely introduce among us new authors and outlandish teachings”(Petrarch pg. 5). So from that and being letters by Petrarch I would guess this is an update. Observe 1. In your own words, summarize what the document says. It says basically they want to learn from ancient schollars such as Socrates and Pythagoras but they condemn and laugh at said philosophers but at the end they give in. “Like a black army of ants form some old rotten oak, they swarm forth from their hiding places and devastate the fields of sound learning”(Petrarch 4). .“Not content with losing the words of the ancients, they must attack their genius and their ashes”(Petrarch 5). “They give full rein to their license and conceit, and freely introduce among us new authors and outlandish teachings”(Petrarch pg. 5). 2. Identify at least two thing about this document you think are important.
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They want to learn from the ancient history but they are trying to stop them ,and he says, “. . . freely introduce among us new authors and outlandish teaching”(Petrarch 5). Which they are finally letting them do what they want.
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  • Spring '16
  • Francesca Bortoletti
  • Petrarch

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