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Greek-Latin Translation at the Court of Pope Nicholas V (r. 1447–1455): The Agents That Changed the Humanist Translation Movement

When Pope Nicholas V (r. 1447–1455) ascended the papal throne, humanism put on the tiara, as one twentieth-scholarly elegantly put it. Before becoming pope, Tommaso Parentucelli (b. 1397–1455) had already earned his spurs in humanist learning in the flourishing intellectual environment of the Florentine Republic. As Nicholas V, he laid the foundation for the Vatican library, and he became famous for his generous support of humanist learning at his court.

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