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.
Pontano, Giovanni Gioviano, and Rodney G Dennis. 2006. Baiae. I Tatti Renaissance library ; 22. Vol. 22. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 22, xxiv, 236 p. Publisher's VersionAbstract
"Giovanni Gioviano Pontano (1429-1503) was an important humanist and scholar of Renaissance Italy, the presiding spirit of the Accademia Pontaniana, and chief minister and tutor to the Aragonese Kings of Naples. He was also the most innovative and versatile Latin poet of Quattrocento Italy. His Two Books of Hendecasyllables, given the subtitle Baiae by their first editor Pietro Summonte, experiment brilliantly with the metrical form associated principally with the ancient Latin poet Catullus. The poems are the elegant offspring of Pontano's leisure, written to celebrate love, good wine, friendship, nature, and all the pleasures of life to be found at the seaside resort of Baiae on the Bay of Naples.They are translated here for the first time into English."--BOOK JACKET.