'Eloquence vault mieulx que force': Vernacular Translations of Plutarch and Political Argument in Renaissance France

26 May 2016 5.30pm 6.30pm


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)


Dr. Rebecca Kingston


Alexandra Franklin alexandra.franklin@bodleian.ox.ac.uk


The Royal Bank of Canada Foundation Lecture

A surprising number of early Renaissance thinkers were also translators of Plutarch. This lecture explores the rise of vernacular translations of Plutarch in France and the links between humanist scholarship and political argument through the lens of Plutarch with special reference to the works of Geoffroy Tory, Guillaume Budé, Desiderius Erasmus and Claude de Seyssel.

Dr. Rebecca Kingston is Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto, and Royal Bank of Canada Foundation-Bodleian Visiting Fellow 


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