Five Ways of Looking at Philology in the Italian Renaissance

Christopher Celenza

In this talk, Celenza presents five case studies that reveal the day to day practices of philology in the Italian Renaissance. Together, they showcase approaches to Latin texts that evince the discoveries, struggles, and sometimes hidden sides of Italian Renaissance intellectual life.


Christopher S. Celenza, PhD (Duke University), Dr.phil. (Universität Hamburg), is the Charles Homer Haskins Professor at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of a number of books and articles, including Machiavelli: A Portrait (2015) and The Lost Italian Renaissance: Humanists, Historians, and Latin’s Legacy (2004). His book, Petrarch: Everywhere a Wanderer will be released by Reaktion Publishers in fall 2017.