June 24, 2019

#56 Poggio Bracciolini Part 4

In 1417, Poggio made the greatest discovery of his career – Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura, aka “On The Nature Of Things”, the last surviving copy of […]
June 7, 2019

#55 Poggio Bracciolini Part 3

So back to January 1417. Poggio made a number of book hunting trips that winter. So he must have had a lot of funding from back […]
May 31, 2019

#54 Poggio Bracciolini Part 2

Poggio had to use all of his talents to talk his way into monastery libraries. In some he had to be super serious. In others, he […]
May 25, 2019

#53 Poggio Bracciolini

In the year 1417, 17 years before Cosimo De Medici took control of Florence, a man called Gian Francesco Poggio Bracciolini went hunting in the middle […]