I Tatti Renaissance Library

Since 2001, the I Tatti Renaissance Library has been the only series to make the major literary, historical, philosophical, and scientific works of the Italian Renaissance written in Latin available to a broad readership. Each volume provides a reliable Latin text together with an accurate, readable English translation on facing pages, accompanied by an editor’s introduction, notes on the text, brief bibliography, and index. Presenting current scholarship in an attractive and convenient format, The I Tatti Renaissance Library aims to facilitate access to this essential literature for both students and scholars in a wide variety of disciplines as well as to general readers.

The series’ General Editor is Professor James Hankins at Harvard University, to whom all editorial question should be directed. For further information on the series, click hereVolumes can be bought through Harvard University Press.

Modern Poets
Giraldi, Lilio Gregorio, and John N Grant. 2011. Modern Poets. Vol. 48. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 48, xxxv, 363 p. Publisher's Version
Letters to Friends
Fonzio, Bartolommeo. 2011. Letters to Friends. Edited by Alessandro Daneloni and Martin Davies. Vol. 47. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 47, 233 p. Publisher's Version
Humanist Tragedies
Loschi, Antonio, Gary R Grund, Albertino Mussato, Gregorio Corraro, Leonardo Dati, Marcellinus Verardus, and Fernandus Servatus. 2011. Humanist Tragedies. Vol. 45. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 45, xliii, 339 p. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Introduction -- Ecerinis (1314) / Albertino Mussato -- Achilles (ca. 1387) / Antonio Loschi -- Procne (ca. 1429) / Gregorio Correr -- Hiempsal (ca. 1442) / Leonardo Dati -- Ferdinand preserved (1493) / Marcellino Verardi -- Note on the texts and translations.

Book on Music
de Florentius, Faxolis., Bonnie J Blackburn, and Leofranc Holford-Strevens. 2010. Book on Music. Vol. 43. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 43, 340 p. Publisher's Version
The Hermaphrodite
Beccadelli, Antonio, and Holt N Parker. 2010. The Hermaphrodite. Vol. 42. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 42, xlv, 299 p. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Introduction -- The Hermaphrodite -- Guarino's prefatory letter -- Book I : letter from Poggio to Beccadelli -- Book II : Beccadelli replies to Poggio -- Beccadelli's recantation -- Appendix: associated letters and poems -- Notes to the text -- Notes to the translation -- Bibliography -- Index.

Sacred painting. Museum
Borromeo, Federico, Kenneth Sprague Rothwell, and Pamela M Jones. 2010. Sacred painting. Museum. Vol. 44. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 44, xxvi, 298 p., 10 p. of plates. Publisher's Version
Latin Poetry
Sannazaro, Jacopo, and Michael CJ Putnam. 2009. Latin Poetry. Vol. 38. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 38, xxv, 562 p. Publisher's VersionAbstract

The Virgin Birth -- Lamentation on the death of Christ -- Piscatory eclogues -- Fragment of an eclogue -- The willows -- Elegies -- Epigrams.

Vida, Marco Girolamo, and James Gardner. 2009. Christiad. Vol. 39. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 39, xxviii, 464 p. Publisher's Version
Republics and Kingdoms Compared
Brandolini, Aurelio Lippo, and James Hankins. 2009. Republics and Kingdoms Compared. Vol. 40. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 40, xxvi, 297 p. Publisher's VersionAbstract

A Socratic dialogue set in the court of King Mattias Corvinus of Hungary (the book was written ca. 1490), the work depicts a debate between the king himself and a Florentine merchant. This is the first critical edition and the first translation into any language. --publisher's description.

Filelfo, Francesco, and Diana Maury Robin. 2009. Odes. Vol. 41. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 41, xxiii, 445 p. Publisher's Version
Commentaries on Plato, Volume 1: Phaedrus and Ion
Ficino, Marsilio, and Michael JB Allen. 2008. Commentaries on Plato, Volume 1: Phaedrus and Ion. Vol. 34, 51, 52. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 34, 51, 52, 336. Publisher's VersionAbstract

v. 1. Phaedrus and Ion / edited and translated by Michael J.B. Allen. Volume 1 contains analysis and commentary on the 'Phaedrus', which is explicated as a meditation on 'beauty in all its forms' and a work of theology. The commentary on the 'Ion' explores a poetics of divine inspiration that leads to the Neoplatonist portrayal of the soul as a rhapsode whose song is an ascent into the mind of God.

Essays and Dialogues
Scala, Bartolomeo, Renée Neu Watkins, and Alison Brown. 2008. Essays and Dialogues. I Tatti Renaissance library ; 31. Vol. 31. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 31, xviii, 314 p. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Letter on the philosophical sects -- Whether a wise man should marry (1457-1459?) -- Dialogue of consolation -- Preface to the "Cosimo de' Medici collection" -- Dialogue on laws and legal judgments / translated by David Marsh -- Defense against the detractors of Florence -- Note on the text -- Notes to the text -- Notes to the translation.

Writings on Church and Reform
Nicholas of Cusa, Cardinal, and Thomas M Izbicki. 2008. Writings on Church and Reform. I Tatti Renaissance library ; 33. Vol. 33. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 33, xx, 663 p. Publisher's VersionAbstract

To the Bohemians: on the use of communion -- Is the authority of the holy councils greater than that of the pope? -- On presidential authority in a general council -- Oration at the Diet of Frankfurt -- That it is necessary to withdraw from neutrality or indecision -- Against suspension of allegiance -- A dialogue against the Amedeists -- Sermon 21: "Entering into the house" -- Letter to the Bohemians on church unity -- Letter to Rodrigo Sánchez de Arévalo -- Sermon 126: "Thou art Peter" -- Sermon 144: "I shall give thee the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven" -- Sermon 160: "Thou art Peter" -- Sermon 287: "Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona" -- Sermon 280: "I am the Good Shepherd" -- Sermon 290: "When I shall be sanctified" -- A general reform of the church."Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464), widely considered the most important original philosopher of the Renaissance, was born in Kues on the Moselle River. A polymath who studied canon law and became a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, he wrote principally on speculative theology, philosophy, and church policies. As a political thinker he is best known for De concordantia catholica, which presented a blueprint for peace in an age of ecclesiastical discord." "This volume makes most of Nicholas's other writings on Church and reform available in English for the first time, including legal tracts arguing the case of Pope Eugenius IV against the conciliarists, theological examinations of the nature of the Church, and writings on reform of the papacy and curia. Among the works translated are an early draft of De concordantia catholica and the Letter to Rodrigo Sanchez de Arevalo, which discusses the Church in light of the Cusan idea of "learned ignorance.""--Jacket.

Landino, Cristoforo, and Mary P Chatfield. 2008. Poems. Vol. 35. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 35, xxv, 398 p. Publisher's Version