Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Florence
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A. Antiquity and Middle Ages

Nothing significant remained of ancient Florentia by the early modern period, although the Roman aqueduct, for instance, could still be seen. The Roman theatre was discovered in 1299 during the building of the Palazzo dei Priori, and the ground plan of the amphitheatre can still be seen in the network of streets today. That F. was a late Roman foundation and that nearby Fiesole had been an earlier Roman or Etruscan town were facts remembered essentially through the writte…

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Gáldy, Andrea M. (München), “Florence”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004869>
First published online: 2015



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