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    John Dee’s annotations to Ficino’s translation of Plato

    Clucas, Stephen (2011) John Dee’s annotations to Ficino’s translation of Plato. In: Clucas, Stephen and Forshaw, P.J. and Rees, V. (eds.) Laus Platonici Philosophi: Marsilio Ficino and His Influence. Brill's Studies in Intellectual History 198. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, pp. 227-248. ISBN 9789004188976.

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    Book synopsis: This collection of essays honours Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) as a Platonic philosopher. Ficino was not the first translator of Plato in the Renaissance, but he was the first to translate the entire corpus of Platonic works, and to emphasise their relevance for contemporary readers. The present work is divided into two sections: the first explores aspects of Ficino’s own thought and the sources which he used. The second section follows aspects of his influence in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The papers presented here deepen and enrich our understanding of Ficino, and of the philosophical tradition in which he was working, and they offer a new platform for future studies on Ficino and his legacy in Renaissance philosophy.


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    School: School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
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    Date Deposited: 24 May 2013 11:48
    Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 15:26


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