Oration on the Dignity of Man

This is a reading of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola’s Oration on the Dignity of Man, originally composed in Latin. I decided to make this recording widely available as it is an emblematic landmark of Renaissance literature and was meant to be heard rather than read. In many respects, it is as relevant today in 2019 as when it was assembled by the young Pico in 1486.

Text available here: http://web.mnstate.edu/gracyk/courses…

 

Recommended Reading

– Syncretism in the West: Pico’s 900 Theses (1486): The Evolution of Traditional Religious and Philosophical Systems (https://amzn.to/2WrTNyw)

– Oration on the Dignity of Man: A New Translation and Commentary (https://amzn.to/2HZ7gd5)

– Picatrix (https://amzn.to/2FwWRCL)

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