Giorgio Valla

Giorgio Valla (1447–1500).
Georgii Vallae Placentini viri clariss. De expetendis, et fugiendis rebus opus.
Venice: Aldus Manutius, December, 1501. (BRA0879)

Likely of interest to Dr. Sellers for its medical and scientific content, this comprehensive encyclopedia of Renaissance learning includes discussions of arithmetic, geometry, astrology, physiology, medicine, economics, politics, moral philosophy, poetry, music, rhetoric, dialectic, and grammar. A well-known humanist scholar and lecturer in Venice, Valla championed the imitation of ancient authors as a method of developing one’s own rhetorical style. This edition was printed by Aldus Manutius, the leading publisher-editor of the Italian Renaissance.

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History of Medicine
Giorgio Valla