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Anthony Grafton: "Encountering Antiquity in Renaissance Europe: Greeks, Jews, and Humanists" (April 2, 2009)

Traditional accounts of the Renaissance highlight scholars' dramatic, direct contact with Greek and Roman texts. But another, equally substantial side of the story has only begun to be explored: the way in which human intermediaries, above all Greeks and Jews, shaped many Renaissance thinkers' vision of the ancient world in previously unexplored ways.

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