The Complete Literary Works
of Lorenzo de’ Medici

Edited and translated by
Guido A. Guarino

INTRODUCTION  
vii
  Lorenzo’s Life
vii
  Lorenzo’s Reputation as a Poet
x
  Lorenzo’s Works
xxv
  Note on the Translation xxxv
xxxv
I. Love Poems  
1
  Lyrics
1
  Commentary on Some of His Sonnets
79
  Eclogues
197
  Corinth
197
  Apollo and Pan
203
  Ambra
209
  The Loves of Venus and Mars
220
  Sylva I
224
  Sylva II
231
II. Comic Works  
  Nencia da Barberino I
263
  Nencia da Barberino II
268
  The Hunt with Falcons
279
  Symposium
289
  Ballads for Festive Occasions
315
  Carnevale Songs
343
  Three Epistles 359
359
  Short Stories
362
  The Story of Ginevra
371
III. Philosophical and Devotional Works  
  Disputation
381
  Devotional Poems
413
  Sonnets to Ginevra de’ Benci
430
  Hymns of Praise
432
  The Mystery Play of Saints John and Paul
447
Bibliography  
  Editions
485
  General Background
489
Index of First Lines  
497

 

 



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