342. Denis Robichaud on Plato in the Renaissance

Posted on 9 February 2020

An interview with Denis Robichaud on how, and why, Plato was read in the Italian Renaissance.

Further Reading

• D. Robichaud, “Marsilio Ficino’s ‘Si Deus Fiat Homo’ and Augustine’s ‘Non Ibi Legi’: the Incarnation, and Plato’s Persona in the Scholia to the Laws,” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 77 (2014), 87-114.

•  D. Robichaud, “Fragments of Marsilio Ficino’s Translation and Use of Proclus’ Elements of Theology and Physics: Evidence and Study,” Vivarium 54 (2016), 46-108.

• D. Robichaud, “Marsilio Ficino and Plato’s Divided Line: Iamblichus and Pythagorean Pseudepigrapha in the Renaissance,” in A.-B. Renger and A. Stavru (eds), Pythagorean Knowledge from the Ancient to the Modern World (Wiesbaden: 2016), 437-52.

• D. Robichaud and Matteo Soranzo, “Philosophical or Religious Conversion? Marsilio Ficino, Plotinus’s Enneads and Neoplatonic epistrophe,” in S. Marchesini and J.N. Nova (eds), Simple Twists of Faith: Changing Beliefs, Changing Faiths: People and Places (Verona: 2017), 135-66.

• D. Robichaud, “Ficino on Force, Magic, and Prayer: Neoplatonic and Hermetic Influences in Ficino’s Three Books on Life,” Renaissance Quarterly 70 (2017), 44-87.

• D. Robichaud, Plato’s Persona: Marsilio Ficino, Renaissance Humanism, and Platonic Traditions (Philadelphia: 2018)

• D. Robichaud, “Competing Claims on the Legacies of Renaissance Humanism in the Histories of Philology,” Erudition and the Republic of Letters 3 (2018), 177-218.


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