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Three Books on Life (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies)

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A Critical Edition and Translation with Introduction and Notes
Hardcover, 528 pages
Published September 1st 1989 by MTRS (first published December 3rd 1489)
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Alan
This a health text I read in Latin at the British Library; it includes some Salernitan medicine, proverbs which I studied for the paper I gave at the Villa Vergiliana Italian Medicine conference (largely on baths) at Cuma in 2001. In the intro Ficino talks of poets celebrating wine for health and salubrious outlook; when poets are melancholy, they've spent too much time studying, reasoning about the heavens.
Aristotle and Democritus agree men tend toward melancholy, though Democritus fought it
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Dec 23, 2012 Diana rated it really liked it
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I'm not sure what to say about this book. I felt as though non of what I read went in. The world of Renaissance thinking is so different from our own. But interesting.
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Marsilio Ficino (Italian: [marˈsiːljo fiˈtʃiːno]; Latin name: Marsilius Ficinus; 19 October 1433 – 1 October 1499) was an Italian scholar and Catholic priest who was one of the most influential humanist philosophers of the early Italian Renaissance. He was also an astrologer, a reviver of Neoplatonism in touch with every major academic thinker and writer of his day and the first translator of Plat ...more
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