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Tr. M. : Harvard University Press, 2002), 15 and 285 n. 1 with the literature cited there. poliziano’s lamia in context 23 of hair; born often enough, even reborn, he was noticeable for his golden thigh. His name was ‘He Himself’—at least that’s what his students used to call him. But as soon as he took one of those students under his wing, in a flash he took away his power of speech! 56 Poliziano goes on to list a number of the symbola of Pythagoras. 59 Yet it is clear from Poliziano’s listing of them and the tone he uses that his intent is mildly subversive.

Albrektson, Studies in the Text and Theology of the Book of Lamentations (Lund: Gleerup, 1963), 174–75. ” Boccaccio’s usage implies that this meaning of the Lamia was obvious enough not to require explanation. ,” 22–23, notes a number of these vernacular instances. 20 christopher s. 52 Pulci wrote his dedicatory letter to Lorenzo de’ Medici from the Mugello, the countryside outside of Florence where Pulci’s family had property and where he retired after financial misadventure in the city. ”53 For Pulci, lamias are mythical creatures, parallel to nymphs and “demigods,” who properly inhabit rustic locales and with whom long-time inhabitants of those locales discourse.

The long force of habit would compel him to think that the experience closest to him, remote from reality as it might be, itself represented reality. He will experience perforce much new data, given his newly liberated condition. Even still, he will long for the comfort and familiarity of the cave, of his chains. S. ; idem, “Pythagoras in the Renaissance: The Case of Marsilio Ficino,” Renaissance Quarterly 52 (1999), 667–711. 87 Poliziano recounts the tale at Lamia, 58–66. poliziano’s lamia in context 37 at the same time, or again who almost predicted what would come next.

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