Filelfo sentence example

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  • But his most famous compositions in this kind are the personal invectives which he discharged against Filelfo and Valla.
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  • In Filelfo and Valla Poggio found his match; and Italy was amused for years with the spectacle of their indecent combats.
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  • His tastes were of the simplest; and while scholars like Filelfo were intent on extracting money from their patrons by flattery and threats, he remained so poor that he owed the publication of all his many works to private munificence.
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  • A smaller number was brought from Constantinople by Filelfo (1427), while Quintus Smyrnaeus was discovered in south Italy by Bessarion, who presented his own collection of MSS.
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  • His daughter married Filelfo (q.v.).
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  • In this work of accumulation Guarino and Filelfo, Aurispa and Poggio, took the chief part, aided by the wealth of Italian patricians, merchant-princes and despots, who were inspired by the sacred thirst for learning.
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  • Chairs had therefore to be founded under the title of rhetoric, from which men like Chrysoloras and Guarino, Filelfo and Politian expounded orally to hundreds of eager students from every town of Italy and every nation in Europe their accumulated knowledge of antiquity.
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  • What he lacked was that insight into the best classical masterpieces, that command of the best classical diction, which is the product of successive generations of scholarship. To attain to this, Giovanni da Ravenna, Colluccio Salutato, Poggio and Filelfo had to labour, before a Poliziano and a Bembo finally prepared the path for an Erasmus.
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  • Filelfo was destined to carry on their work in the field of Latin literature, and to be an important agent in the still unaccomplished recovery of Greek culture.
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  • Filelfo made his mark at once in Venice.
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  • This appointment was not only honourable to Filelfo as a man of trust and general ability, but it also gave him the opportunity of acquiring the most coveted of all possessions at that moment for a scholar - a knowledge of the Greek language.
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  • Immediately after his arrival in Constantinople, Filelfo placed himself under the tuition of John Chrysoloras, whose name was already well known in Italy as relative of Manuel, the first Greek to profess the literature of his ancestors in Florence.
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  • Before very long the friendship between Filelfo and his tutor was cemented by the marriage of the former to Theodora, the daughter of John Chrysoloras.
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  • From this time forward until the date of his death, Filelfo's history consists of a record of the various towns in which he lectured, the masters whom he served, the books he wrote, the authors he illustrated, the friendships he contracted, and the wars he waged with rival scholars.
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  • When Filelfo arrived at Venice with his family in 1427, he found that the city had almost been emptied by the plague, and that his scholars would be few.
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  • The city was too much disturbed with political dissensions to attend to him; so Filelfo crossed the Apennines and settled in Florence.
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  • On the return of Cosimo to Florence, Filelfo's position in that city was no longer tenable.
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  • Filelfo's life at Milan curiously illustrates the multifarious importance of the scholars of that age in Italy.
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  • No satisfied with these outlets for his mental energy, Filelfo went on translating from the Greek, and prosecuted a paper warfare with his enemies in Florence.
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  • During the second year of his Milanese residence Filelfo lost his first wife, Theodora.
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  • On the death of Filippo Maria Visconti, Filelfo, after a short hesitation, transferred his allegiance to Francesco Sforza, the new duke of Milan; and in order to curry favour with this parvenu, he began his ponderous epic, the Sforziad, of which 12,800 lines'were written, but which was never published.
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  • When Francesco Sforza died, Filelfo turned his thoughts towards Rome.
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  • Filelfo reached Milan to find that his wife had died of the plague in his absence, and was already buried.
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  • Lorenzo now invited him to profess Greek at Florence, and thither Filelfo journeyed in 1481.
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  • Filelfo deserves commemoration among the greatest humanists of the Italian Renaissance, not for the beauty of his style, not for the elevation of his genius, not for the accuracy of his learning, but for his energy, and for his complete adaptation to the times in which he lived.
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  • And in this work of collection and instruction Filelfo excelled, passing rapidly from place to place, stirring up the zeal for learning by the passion of his own enthusiastic temperament, and acting as a pioneer for men like Poliziano and Erasmus.
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  • For further references, especially to monographs, &c., on Filelfo's life and work, see Ulysse Chevalier, Repertoire des sources hist., bio-bibliographie (Paris, 1905), s.
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  • Filelfo hereupon broke out into open and violent animosity; and when Cosimo was exiled by the Albizzi party in 1433, he urged the signoria of Florence to pronounce upon him the sentence of death.
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