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The Resource Plato's persona : Marsilio Ficino, Renaissance humanism, and Platonic traditions, Denis J.-J. Robichaud

Plato's persona : Marsilio Ficino, Renaissance humanism, and Platonic traditions, Denis J.-J. Robichaud

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Plato's persona : Marsilio Ficino, Renaissance humanism, and Platonic traditions
Title
Plato's persona
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Marsilio Ficino, Renaissance humanism, and Platonic traditions
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Denis J.-J. Robichaud
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1484, humanist philosopher and theologian Marsilio Ficino published the first complete Latin translation of Plato's extant works. Students of Plato now had access to the entire range of the dialogues, which revealed to Renaissance audiences the rich ancient landscape of myths, allegories, philosophical arguments, etymologies, fragments of poetry, other works of philosophy, aspects of ancient pagan religious practices, concepts of mathematics and natural philosophy, and the dialogic nature of the Platonic corpus's interlocutors. By and large, Renaissance readers in the Latin West encountered Plato's text through Ficino's translations and interpretation. In Plato's Persona, Denis J.-J. Robichaud provides the first synthetic study of Ficino's interpretation of the Platonic corpus. Robichaud analyzes Plato's works in their original Greek and in Ficino's Latin translations, as well as Ficino's non-Platonic writings and correspondence, in the process uncovering new aspects of Ficino's intellectual work habits. In his letters and works, Ficino self-consciously imitated a Platonic style of prose, in effect devising a persona for himself as a Platonic philosopher. Plato's dialogues are populated with a wealth of literary characters with whom Plato interacts and against whom Plato refines his own philosophies. Reading through Ficino's translations, Robichaud finds that the Renaissance philosopher seeks an understanding of Plato's persona(e) among all the dialogues' interlocutors. In effect, Ficino assumed the role of Plato's Latin spokesperson in the Renaissance. --
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Robichaud, Denis J.-J
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non fiction
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  • Ficino, Marsilio
  • Plato
  • Philosophy, Renaissance
  • Humanism
  • Platonists
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Plato's persona : Marsilio Ficino, Renaissance humanism, and Platonic traditions, Denis J.-J. Robichaud
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Chapter 1. Prosopon/Persona: Philosophy and Rhetoric. Chapter 2. Ficino and the Platonic Corpus. Chapter 3. Socrates. Chapter 4. Pythagoras and Pythagoreans. Chapter 5. Plato. Conclusion. Appendix. Heuristic Prosopography of Ficino's Pythagoreans. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Acknowledgments
Control code
ocn995355610
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780812249859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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(OCoLC)995355610
Label
Plato's persona : Marsilio Ficino, Renaissance humanism, and Platonic traditions, Denis J.-J. Robichaud
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Chapter 1. Prosopon/Persona: Philosophy and Rhetoric. Chapter 2. Ficino and the Platonic Corpus. Chapter 3. Socrates. Chapter 4. Pythagoras and Pythagoreans. Chapter 5. Plato. Conclusion. Appendix. Heuristic Prosopography of Ficino's Pythagoreans. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Acknowledgments
Control code
ocn995355610
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780812249859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)995355610

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