Dr. Dan Attrell is a Canadian intellectual historian, classicist, translator and scholar of medieval and early modern Latin texts.
In 2011, Dan received his BA Honours at the University of Guelph with a double major in History and Classical Studies, and in 2012, he completed his MA in Ancient Mediterranean Cultures at the University of Waterloo. In 2014, he did a post-baccalaureate in Classics at UCLA which focused on the translation of ancient Greek and Latin texts, and more recently, in 2022, he completed his PhD in Medieval and Early Modern History at the University of Waterloo, working on a number of Latin translation projects including Marsilio Ficino’s De Christiana Religione, William Fulke’s Ouranomachia, a handful medieval Hermetic texts such as the Asclepius, the Glosae super Trismegistum, and The Book of 24 Philosophers with commentaries. His dissertation, dedicated to the polemical dimensions of the two humanist theologian-philosophers Marsilio Ficino and Pico della Mirandola, is entitled Intellectus Spiritualis: Platonism, the Latin Polemical Tradition, and the Renaissance Approach to the Prophetic Sense of History.
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