Florence in the Age of the Renaissance:
From Dante to Machiavelli
Spring Semester 2000
Course Description and Objectives
This course is an introduction to the literature, history, art, philosophy, and theology of the Florentine Renaissance. By analyzing and interpreting primary texts and by experiencing the sights and sounds of Florence and nearby cities, the course seeks to reconstruct the world of Dante, Petrarch, Bocaccio, Donatello, Botticelli, Machiavelli, and Michelangelo.
Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron, trans. Mark Musa and Peter Bondanella
Gene Brucker, Florence: The Golden Age, 1138-1737
Dante, Inferno, trans. Robert Pinsky
Rosa Maria Letts, The Renaissance
Niccolo Machiavelli, Florentine Histories, trans. Laura Banfield and Harvey Mansfield
Francesco Petrarca, Selections from the Canzoniere and other Works, trans. Mark Musa
Course Pack (Dante, Aquinas, Vergerius, Pico)
Final grades will be based on an evaluation of intellectual journals, in-class presentations, and class participation.
From Cincinnati to Florence
From Rome to Cincinnati
- April 28: Air France Flight 305 departs from Greater Cincinnati Airport at 6:50 P.M. and arrives at Paris Degaulle Airport on April 29 at 8:50 A.M.
- Air France Flight 1516 departs from Degaulle Airport on April 29 at 9:55 A.M. arrives at Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport at 11:45 A.M.
- May 24: Air France Flight 1505 departs from Rome Davinci Airport at 12:40 P.M. and arrives at Paris Degaulle Airport at 2:45 P.M.
- Air France Flight 380
departs from Paris Degaulle Airport at 4:00 P.M. and arrives at Greater Cincinnati Airport at 7:00 P.M.
Via Cavour 13
Piazza San Pantaleo 3
April 29: Arrive in Florence
April 30: Weekend, No Class
May 6: Weekend, No Class
May 7: Weekend, No Class
May 12: Weekend, No Class
May 13: Weekend, No Class
May 14: Weekend, No Class
May 18: Train to Rome
May 20: Weekend, No Class
May 21: Weekend, No Class
May 24: Return to Cincinnati
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