Book Chapter

'La cara e buona imagine paterna di voi': Ideal images of Patriarchs and Patrons as Models for the Right Ordering of Renaissance Florence

D Kent

Studies on Florence and the Italian Renaissance in Honour of F. W. Kent | Brepols | Published : 2016


In the circle of Hell set aside in the Divine comedy for the violent against nature, the sodomites, Dante was dismayed to encounter ser Brunetto Latini, the late thirteenth-century Florentine master of rhetoric and philosophy whose teaching and treatises, the Tresor and Tesoretto, helped to shape the civic ethos of the Florentine commune in its golden age.