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By Matthias Roick

First secretary to the Aragonese kings of Naples, Giovanni Pontano (1429-1503) was once a key determine of the Italian Renaissance. A poet and a thinker of excessive reputation, Pontano's works provide a mirrored image at the achievements of fifteenth-century humanism and tackle significant issues of early smooth ethical and political thought.

Taking his defining suggestion from Aristotle, Pontano wrote on subject matters resembling prudence, fortune, beauty, and the artwork of friendly dialog, rewriting Aristotle's Ethics within the guise of a brand new Latin philosophy, inscribed with the styles of Renaissance tradition. This e-book indicates how Pontano's rewriting of Aristotelian ethics affected not just his philosophical perspectives, but additionally his political existence and his position within the humanist circulation. Drawing on Pontano's treatises, dialogues, letters, poems and political writings, Matthias Roick provides us with the 1st finished learn of Pontano's ethical and political notion, providing novel insights into the workings of Aristotelian advantage ethics within the early sleek period.

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