By Marsilio Ficino, James Hankins, Michael J. B. Allen
The "Platonic Theology" is a visionary paintings and the philosophical masterpiece of Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus who was once mostly answerable for the Renaissance revival of Plato. A pupil of the Neoplatonic colleges of Plotinus and Proclus, he used to be dedicated to reconciling Platonism with Christianity, within the wish that this sort of reconciliation may begin a religious revival and go back of the golden age. His Platonic evangelizing used to be eminently winning and generally influential, and his "Platonic Theology" is without doubt one of the keys of knowing the paintings, notion, tradition and spirituality of the Renaissance.
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Traditionally, the story of Aeneas’s affair with Dido represents the stage of adolescent abandon, of youthful lust that is brie›y indulged before being controlled, but Petrarch extends that allegory of man’s battle against lust from the ‹rst to the very last event in the poem. ” He continues: “For if anyone were to perceive her as she is, no doubt terri‹ed by that one glimpse he would run away, for as nothing is more attractive than lust, so too nothing is more foul. . 29 At the end of book 2, Aeneas loses track of his wife, Creüsa—“that is, the one joined to his mind in the habit of pleasure from an early age”30— during the panicked ›ight from burning Troy.
45 What Petrarch most desperately needs to save himself, says Augustine, is a Scipio to defend him from Hannibal—that is, the exercise of the virtue given him by God’s grace to drive out the lust that invades his soul. I pro- 38 the augustinian epic, petrarch to milton < pose that this passage in the Secretum invites us to discern in the Africa an allegory that works not only as a general morality tale and admonition to defeat one’s carnal passions, as Petrarch reads the Aeneid, but also as an autobiographical allegory.
Sic urbis origo Oppetiit regina ferox. Iniuria quanta Huic ‹at, si forte aliquis—quod credere non est— Ingenio con‹sus erit, qui carmine sacrum Nomen ad illicitos ludens traducat amores! 418–27) [Later a queen, ›eeing to these parts from Tyre, built within vast walls the great city of Carthage. 12 Soon after, having spurned marriage with a neighboring king, never forgetful of her former husband though her subjects’ prayers were urging her to wed, she redeemed her virtue in death. Thus the ‹erce queen, founder of the city, perished.