Ada Palmer: Recovering a Lost Classic in the Renaissance
April 3, 2022, 12pm EDT
The Paideia Institute is pleased to host a free public lecture on the process of recovering a lost classic in the Renaissance, examining how rare texts were acquired, multiplied, corrected, and distributed from 1350 into the many stages of the post-1450 print revolution (with live examples of Renaissance books to show), and also following the money, looking at new Renaissance ideas about the political utility of the classics which funded library-building and manuscript collection in an era when a single book could cost as much as a house.
N.B. - You can view a recording of this, and other past events on Paideia's Youtube Channel.