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Ficino, Marsilio

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Author(s): Rees, Valery
¶ Marsilio Ficino, one of the most influential philosophers of the early Italian Renaissance, was born at Figline in the Valdarno, in Tuscany, on 19 October 1433. Schooled in the traditional studies of…

Neo-Latin Literature—Hungary: The Seventeenth Century and Beyond

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Author(s): Rees, Valery
¶ In the kingdom of Hungary, Latin continued to be the dominant language in education from the seventeenth century through to the nineteenth, even while literature was developing in the vernacular. Its…

Neo-Latin Literature—Hungary: The Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

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Author(s): Rees, Valery
¶ Neo-Latin writing in Hungary can be said to appear soon after the very first introduction of humanist thought, in the middle of the fifteenth century, rather earlier than in other countries outside o…

Ficino and Neo-Platonism

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Author(s): Rees, Valery
¶ The revival of Plato in the Renaissance is associated especially with the city of Florence, and in particular with Marsilio Ficino (1433–1499). It is considered important for the enhanced status it a…