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The Greeks in Italy, 142c15cc. Latin classics were explained by John of Ravenna
, the domestic pupil of Petrarch "; the Italians, who illustrated their age and
country, were formed in this double school; and Florence became the fruitful
17. of Epirus, his partial biographers may safely indulge the latitude of romance;
but their fictions are exposed by the light of Italian history; and they af. ford a
strong presumption against their own truth, by a fabulous tale of his exploits,
when he ...
Instead of employing in their favour the arms and treasures of Italy, Nicholas the
Fifth had foretold their approaching ruin; and his honour was engaged in the
accomplishment of his prophecy. Perhaps he was softened by the last extremity
The eagle and the keys were displayed in their adverse banners; and the two
factions of Italy most furiously raged when the origin and nature of the dispute
were long since forgotten ". After the retreat of the Popes to Avignon, they
disputed in ...
The Tribune is respected in italy, &c. The deliverance of his country inspired
Rienzi with a vast, and perhaps visionary idea, of uniting Italy in a great
foederative republic, of which Rome should be the ancient and lawful head, and
the free cities ...
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