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Virgil and Renaissance Culture

The poetry of Virgil occupied a central position in the intellectual, artistic, and political lives of the Renaissance. This volume brings together studies by scholars from a range of academic disciplines, covering the crucial areas of education and court culture, the visual arts, music history, philosophy, and Neo-Latin and vernacular literature. In addition to offering new perspectives on some familiar texts and artifacts, the essays collected here present a wealth of material that has received little or no previous scholarly attention.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Virgilian Panorama
L. B. T. Houghton

2. Virgil and Renaissance Rhetorical Theory
Peter Mack

3. Virgil in the Renaissance Court
Fabio Stok

4. Virgilian Imagery and the Maiolica of the Mantuan Court
Lisa Boutin Vitela

5. Vergilius in nummis: Virgilian Quotations on Medals and Tokens Issued in the Low Countries during the Second Half of the Sixteenth Century
Cécile Arnould and Pierre Assenmaker

6. The Song of Iopas in Renaissance Italy
Evan A. MacCarthy

7. Pathetic Fallacy: A Virgilian Case Study
Giovanna Laterza

8. Re-evaluating Turnus: Multiple Voices in Vegio’s Supplement
Anne Rogerson

9. Aeneas Interpres: Landino’s Earliest Allegory of the Aeneid and Ficino’s First Ten Dialogues    
Adam T. Foley

10. Reading Virgil through Dante: Literary Ancestry in Ugolino Verino, Carlias 6–8    
Helen Lovatt

11. Virgil Reborn, Reconfigured, Reinvented in the Early Modern Verse-Cento    
George Hugo Tucker

12. Virgil and the Idea of a Renaissance
L. B. T. Houghton


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