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Who can wonder at the attractiveness... of the bar, for our ambitious young men, when the highest bribes of society are at the feet of the successful orator?

Marsilio Ficino

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His Florentine Academy an attempt to revive Plato's school had enormous influence on the direction and tenor of the Italian Renaissance and the development of European philosophy. Marsilio Ficino (Italian: [marˈsiljo fiˈtʃino]; Latin name: Marsilius Ficinus; 19 October 1433 – 1 October 1499) was one of the most influential humanist philosophers of the early Italian Renaissance an astrologer a reviver of Neoplatonism who was in touch with every major academic thinker and writer of his day and the first translator of Plato's complete extant works into Latin.

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