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Lorenzo de Medici
Lorenzo de Medici was an Italian statesman and ruler of the Florentine republic during the Italian Renaissance. His death marked the end of the Golden Age.
Florence
Scholars tend to agree that the first artistic and literary manifestations of the Italian Renaissance appeared in Florence, which possessed enormous wealth despite geographical constraints.
Patronage
The act of supporting or favoring some person, group, or institution. A patronage system has different characteristics depending on the area in which it is practices. Generally it can be described as a system where someone in e powerful position offers handouts in return for support.
Petrarch
Italian scholar, poat and early humanist. Believed he was living at the start of a new age.
Dante
Dante called his work a "comedy" because he wrote it in Italian and in a different style from the "tragic" Latin.
Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy, by Dante is an allegorical trilogy that described the realms of the next world: Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise in it, it portrays historical figures, comments on secular and ecclesiastical affairs, and draws on shcolastic philosophy.
Boccacio
Boccacio wrote the Decameron, decribes ambitious merchants, lecherous friars, and husbands, portray a frankly acquisitive, sensual, and worldly society.
Humanism
The term of Florentine rhetorician and historian Leonardo Bruni.
Humanists studied the Latin Classics to learn what they reveal about human nature.
Virtu
Virtu is the moral excellence of a man or woman.
Neoclassicism
This was in the visual arts, literature, theature, music, and architecture. This was based on Greek Art and sculpture such as Rapheal, DaVinci, etc.