By Marco Girolamo Vida, James Gardner
Marco Girolamo Vida (1485–1566), humanist and bishop, got here to prominence as a Latin poet within the Rome of Leo X and Clement VII. It used to be Leo who commissioned his well-known epic, the Christiad, a retelling of the lifetime of Christ within the type of Vergil, which used to be finally released in 1535. It was once by means of a long way the most well-liked Christian epic of the Renaissance, showing in nearly 40 versions prior to 1600. It was once translated into many languages, together with Croatian and Armenian, and was once generally imitated via vernacular poets similar to Abraham Cowley and John Milton. This translation, followed via huge notes, is predicated on a brand new version of the Latin textual content.
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Christiad by Marco Girolamo Vida, James Gardner