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2 vol, in 1.
THE FIRST VOLUME.
Lascaris.-Foundation of the Greek Gymnasium.
Literary state of Crete. - Theodore Ducas sent
from that Island to the Gymnasium. — His educa-
tion completed, he prepares to travel over Europe.
-Objects of his Curiosity. He travels, and re-
turns to Rome.- Passes the close of his life in
Writing his Narrative. — Literary History and
Character of Marcus Musurus. General Remarks
on the State of Letters and Art previously to the
Sixteenth Century. Character of Pope Leo X.-
His fondness for Classical Literature.-- Inequality
of his Patronage. His love of Buffoons. - His
other Amusements.- Literature at Rome. - Ge-
neral Papal Patronage of Letters. The Literary
Circle of Leo. Cardinal Bembo.- Cardinal Sa-
doleto. Molza. Berni. Beroaldo. Casti-
glione. - Bibbiena. - Govio. - Valeriano. - The
Vatican Library. Its Keepers and Librarians. -
Acciajuoli. Aleandro and others. - The Uni-
versity of Rome. The Roman Academy.......... 1
General Remarks on the Fine Arts at Rome. -Ra-
faello. His early Studies. - Paints at Sienna,
Florence, and Rome. Patronised by Pope Julius
II.-Rafaello's Frescoes in the Vatican, and his
Frescoes for Agostino Chigi. - Pope Leo X. the
Patron of Rafaello. - The Artist continues his
Labours in the Vatican. Paints for Agostino
Chigi. Portraits. His Death. Remarks on
his Character. The Respect in which he was
held by his contemporary Artists. His mode of
instructing his Pupils. School of Rafaello.-
Giulio Romano. - Penni, or Il Fattore. Perino
del Vaga. Caravaggio and Giovanni Ricama-
tori. Michelangiolo. His early Studies. -
Patronised by Lorenzo de' Medici. His Works
in Sculpture. His Paintings. Julius II. notices
him. Paints in the Cappella Sistina.- Neglected
by Leo X.-Michelangiolo as a Military Engineer.
He continues his Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.
— His Paintings in the Pauline Chapel. — Michel-
angiolo as an Architect. St. Peter's. Remarks
on the Professional Merits of Michelangiolo.
His Private Life. Engraving. Whether the
Art arose in Germany or in Italy. - Celebrated
Engravers. Andrea Mantegna.- Parmigiano.-
Raimondi. Durer.- Lucas van Leyden. - His-
tory of Church Music. - Its State in Rome..........
FINE ARTS AT ROME.
NAPLES, PERUGIA, AND SIENA.
Journey from Rome to Naples. Long continued
civilization of the Neapolitans. The School of
Salernum. Early Italian Poetry. - Neapolitan
Literature. Valla. Panormita.
Rota. Tansillo. Costanzo. Alessandro d'Al-
essandro. Sannazaro. Vittoria Colonna. — Ve-
ronica Gambara. State of Painting at Naples. -
Visit to Vida, and return to Rome. Journey to
Perugia. Pietro Perugino. Journey to Siena.
- State of the Fine Arts in that City.......
General Remarks on Florence. Its Literary Glories.
The Tuscan Triumvirate of the Fourteenth Cen-
tury. Sketch of the Life of Dante.
ations on his great Poem.-Its Plan. Object of
the Poem.. Stories of Francesca da Rimini, and
Ugolino of Pisa. Characteristical Feature of
Dante's Mind. Particular Passages of Striking
Beauty. Moral Tendency of the Poem. - Gene-
ral Estimate of the Merits of the Divina Comme-
dia. - Dante's Commentators. Petrarca. His
Life. The Nature of his Attachment to Laura
considered. — Laura's Character. - Petrarca's Hy-
pocrisy and Libertinism. His Poetical Merits.-
His Learned Acquisitions. Boccaccio. His
Life and Writings.........
State of Letters and Art in Florence in the time of
the Medici.-Cosmo de' Medici. - The Architects
Brunelleschi, Michelozzi, and Alberti.- Sculp-
ture. Donatello and Ghiberti. - Chrysoloras and
his patron Palla Strozzi. Ambrogio Traversari.
Lionardo Aretino. Poggio Bracciolini. Filelfo.
Greeks at Florence. Pletho. Gennadius.
Bessarion. George of Trebisond, and Theodore
Gaza.Introduction of the Platonic Philosophy.
Lorenzo de' Medici. The Platonic Academy
at Florence. Ficino. - Landino. - Poliziano.
Pico de Mirandola.— Italian Poetry.- Burchiello.
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