Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Morata, Olympia Fulvia
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A. Life and education at Ferrara

The Italian scholar, translator and poet Olympia Fulvia M. was born in 1526, the daughter of the Humanist Fulvius Peregrinus Moratus (Moretti) [8]; [23], and died at Heidelberg on October 26, 1555. Her father worked at Ferrara as a private tutor in Greek and Latin to the sons of the House of Este. He also taught his daughter Latin, grammar and rhetoric. For this reason, M., who was later designated femina docta, was chosen in 1540 as companion to Princess Anna d'Este, five years her junior, and Duchess Renée de France (Renata of Ferrara…

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Deflers, Isabelle (Freiburg), “Morata, Olympia Fulvia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004915>
First published online: 2015



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