Ciceronian Controversies


DellaNeva, JoAnn. 2007. Ciceronian Controversies. Vol. 26. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 26, xxxix, 295 p.
Ciceronian Controversies


Introduction --The Poliziano-Cortesi Exchange (mid-1480s). 1. Angelo Poliziano to Paolo Cortesi -- 2. Paolo Cortesi to Angelo Poliziano -- The Pico-Bembo Exchange (1512-13). 3. Gianfrancesco Pico, On Imitation, to Pietro Bembo -- 4. Pietro Bembo to Gianfrancesco Pico -- 5. Gianfrancesco Pico to Pietro Bembo -- The Cinzio-Calcagnini-Lilio Exchange (1532-37). 6. Giambattista Giraldi Cinzio to Celio Calcagnini -- 7. Celio Calcagnini to Giambattista Giraldi Cinzio -- 8. Celio Calcagnini, On Imitation, to Giambattista Giraldi Cinzio -- 9. Lilio Gregorio Giraldi to Giambattista Giraldi Cinzio -- The Possevino Treatises (1593-1603). 10. From the Cicero: On the Technique of Writing Letters. On the Art of Speaking, including Ecclesiastical Speech -- 11. From the Bibliotheca Selecta, Book 18: On the Art of Composing Letters."The most important literary dispute of the Renaissance pitted those writers of Neo-Latin who favored imitation of Cicero alone, as the single best exemplar of Latin prose, against those who preferred to follow an eclectic array of literary models. This Ciceronian controversy is the subject of the texts collected for the first time in this volume: exchange of letters between Angelo Poliziano and Paolo Cortesi; between Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola and Pietro Bembo; and between Giovambattista Giraldi Cinzio and his mentor Celio Calcagnini. A postscript by Lilio Gregorio Giraldi and writings by Antonio Possevino comment further on this correspondence."--BOOK JACKET.


Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-282) and index.HOLLIS no. 010198410

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