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Letters of Marsilio Ficino Volume 2 (Letters of Marsilio Ficino) by Marsilio Ficino

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Published by Shepheard-Walwyn .
Written in English


  • Western philosophy, c 500 to c 1600,
  • c 1000 CE to c 1500,
  • c 1500 to c 1600,
  • Philosophy,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8302623M
ISBN 100856830364
ISBN 109780856830365

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  Ficino divided his letters into twelve books. The translators (hereafter SES) decided to defer book 2 because its contents are better described as freestanding treatises than as letters: they represent rough drafts whose finished versions are published elsewhere. Therefore Letters 2 contains book 3, and so on; SES has excised nothing else. The Letters of Marsilio Ficino, Volume 5. Marsilio Ficino () directed the Platonic Academy in Florence, and it was the work of this Academy that gave the Renaissance in the 15th century its impulse and direction. During his childhood Ficino was selected by Cosimo de' Medici for an education in the humanities.   The Letters of Marsilio Ficino: v. 8 by Marsilio Ficino, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(3). These volumes contain the first English translation of the letters of the philosopher priest, Marsilio Ficino, who helped to shape the Renaissance worldview. This volume contains letters written in and , with a preface added in the summer of

xiv the letters of marsilio ficino. seems to imply prediction. For instance, in Appendix D he predicts a ‘sufficiently long life’ for King Matthias of Hungary, but the king died within the year. Ficino also predicted a long life for Ermolao Barbaro, who died in when he was still in his thirties. Ficino, Marsilio (märsē`lyō fēchē`nō), –99, Italian philosopher. Under the patronage of Cosimo de' Medici, Ficino became the most influential exponent of Platonism in Italy in the 15th cent. He translated many of the Greek classics into Latin, among them Plato's dialogues and the writings of Plotinus. Linked bibliography for the SEP article "Marsilio Ficino" by Christopher S. Celenza This is an automatically generated and experimental page If everything goes well, this page should display the bibliography of the aforementioned article as it appears in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, but with links added to PhilPapers records and. In trying to cope with them, many deep thinking people turned to Marsilio Ficino for help. Through his letters he advised, encouraged, and occasionally reproved them. Fearlessly he expressed the truth and his wisdom influenced many of the finest Western minds/5(4).

The Letters of Marsilio Ficino: v. 4 (Hardback) By Marsilio Ficino Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd, United Kingdom, Hardback. Book Condition: New. x mm. Language: English. Brand New Book. Marsilio Ficino () directed the Platonic Academy in Florence and it was the work of this Academy that gave the Renaissance in the 15th. Buy The Letters of Marsilio Ficino: v. 7 (Book VIII): Vol 7 (Book VIII) by Ficino, Marsilio, Salaman, Clement, Language Department School of Economic Science (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. As it is a compilation of the 15th century Italian humanist Marsilio Ficino's letters to friends and other humanists, one should read perhaps several letters per day. Ficino takes his understanding and interpretation of Platonic and neoplatonic thought and applies it to the conditions of the Florence of his time/5(10). Michael J.B. Allen, DLitt (Oxon), Ph.D. (Michigan) is Professor of English at UCLA, and an Editor of Renaissance books include The Platonism of Marsilio Ficino (), Icastes (), Nuptial Arithmetic (), Plato's Third Eye () and Synoptic Art (). Valery Rees, MA (Cantab) has been a member of the translation team working on Ficino's Letters at the .