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Guillaume Budé

Marc Bizer

in Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199731565
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918478 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731565.003.0001

Series: Classical Presences

Guillaume Budé

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This chapter analyzes how, in the early years of King François I’s reign, armed with Homer’s heroes and the traditions of Homeric wisdom in particular, the humanist Guillaume Budé was determined to ensure that François became worthy of a “poème héroïque.”

Keywords: humanism; Homer; Odysseus; prudence; Budé; Guillaume; Francis I

Chapter.  17229 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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