Lorenzo Valla

[Revised entry by Lodi Nauta on May 22, 2017. Changes to: Bibliography] Lorenzo Valla (c. 1406 - 1457) was one of the most important humanists of his time. In his Elegantiae linguae Latinae, an
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[Revised entry by Lodi Nauta on May 22, 2017. Changes to: Bibliography] Lorenzo Valla (c. 1406 - 1457) was one of the most important humanists of his time. In his Elegantiae linguae Latinae, an advanced handbook of Latin language and style, he gave the humanist program some of its most trenchant and combative formulations, bringing the study of Latin to an unprecedented level. He made numerous contributions to classical scholarship. But he also used his vast knowledge of the classical languages and their literatures as a tool...

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