By Michael J. B. Allen, Valery Rees, Martin Davies
This quantity involves 21 essays on Marsilio Ficino (1433-99), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus-priest who was once the architect of Renaissance Platonism. They forged attention-grabbing new mild on his theology, philosophy, and psychology in addition to on his impression and assets.
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Gilmore, ed. by S. Bertelli and G. Ramakus, 2 vols, Florence, 1978, I, pp. 271-86. See also Patricia Waddy, 'Brunelleschi's Design for S. Maria degli Angeli in Florence', Marsyas, 15 (1972), pp. 36-46. 2; VIII. 38 (10-20 September 1428), 43 (2 May 1433), 47 (20 June 1433). Cf. George Holmes, The Florentine Enlightenment, 1400-1450, London, 1969, p. 96. See also Gigante's discussion of Traversari's correspondence relating to the Diogenes Laertius translation, 'Ambrogio Traversari interprete di Diogene Laerzio', pp.
48. 20 See Michael J. B. Allen on Socrates in Synoptic Art: Marsilio Ficino on the History of Platonic Interpretation, Florence, 1998, ch. 4. 18 FICINO THE PRIEST 11 The first disease to be treated by the priest was, of course, unbelief. Ficino claimed that priests would find in the Platonic Academy (whatever that means) some of the tools they needed in order to bring those who were unbelievers on philosophical grounds back to the faith. Several of Ficino's pupils actually became priests. Other priests who were his friends—though they were a very mixed lot, ranging from writers of erotic verse to ardent Savonarolans—he attempted in various ways and in different degrees to imbue with Platonic learning.
367-459. , 1990, pp. 324—26, summarizing Ficino's letter to Francesco Bandini in Ficino, Opera omnia, 2 vols, continuously paginated, Basel 1576; repr. , pp. 763-70. Ficino here follows Diogenes Laertius's story (III. 1) of Plato's divine origin and virgin birth. 9 General studies on Traversari include C. L. Stinger, Humanism and the Church Fathers: Ambrogio Traversari (1386-1439) and Christian Antiquity in the Italian Renaissance, Albany, NY, 1977; C. Somigli and G. Bargellini, Ambrogio Traversari monaco camaldolese: la figura e la dottrina monastica, Bologna, 1986; A.