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"Iam nouus in terras alto descendit Olympo Iuppiter” : Patronage and propaganda in the time of Leo X (1513–1521) (2022)

Merisalo, O. (2022). "Iam nouus in terras alto descendit Olympo Iuppiter” : Patronage and propaganda in the time of Leo X (1513–1521). Nordic Journal of Renaissance Studies, 18, 293-306. https://www.njrs.dk/18_2022/15_Merisalo.pdf

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All authors or editors: Merisalo, Outi

Journal or series: Nordic Journal of Renaissance Studies

eISSN: 2597-0143

Publication year: 2022

Volume: 18

Pages range: 293-306

Publisher: Forum for Renaissance Studies

Publication country: Denmark

Publication language: English

Persistent website address: https://www.njrs.dk/18_2022/15_Merisalo.pdf

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/80394


Giovanni de’ Medici (1475–1521), son of Lorenzo il Magnifico, was destined to a brilliant ecclesiastical career that eventually led him to the Holy See as pope Leo X (1513–1521). His reign, marked by wars and the emergence of protestantism, was also a period of intense artistic activity in Rome, with Raphael, Michelangelo, Sangallo as well as a plethora of humanist authors engaged in celebrating Leo’s feats. This article explores Leo’s patronage and propaganda, in particular through an analysis of one of the numerous poems dedicated to him by Giano Vitale Castalio of Naples (Ianus Vitalis Castalius, c. 1485–c. 1560) at the beginning of his pontificate.

Keywords: Popes; propaganda; subsidisation of art; maecenases; Renaissance; humanism; Latin literature; Modern Latin; biographical history; literary research

Free keywords: Leo X; Medici (suku); 1500-luku; Firenze; Rooma

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