Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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Scutellius Tridentinus, Nicolaus

Born: 1490, Trent, Italy
Died: 1542, Trent, Italy
  • Pier Davide AccendereEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_832-1


Nicolaus Scutellius of Trent (1490–1542), an Augustinian friar and protégé of Giles of Viterbo (1469–1532), as well as a prominent Hellenist and translator of Greek Neoplatonic writings into Latin, is notable for his passionate participation in Renaissance controversies about Plato and Aristotle. In modern scholarly literature, the only discussion of the life and works of this almost unknown and rather marginal figure in the history of European thought are found in the studies of John Monfasani.

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  1. Monfasani, John. 2005. Nicolaus Scutellius, O.S.A., as Pseudo-Pletho. The sixteenth-century treatise Pletho in Aristotelem and the scribe Michael Martinus Stella. Florence: Leo S. Olschki Editore.Google Scholar
  2. Monfasani, John. 2006. The Augustinian Platonists. In Marsilio Ficino. Fonti, testi, fortuna (Atti del convegno, Firenze 1–3 Ottobre 1999), ed. Sebastiano Gentile and Stéphane Toussaint, 319–338. Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura.Google Scholar
  3. Monfasani, John. 2007. Giles of Viterbo as “Alter Orpheus”. In Forme del neoplatonismo: Dall’eredità ficiniana ai platonici di Cambridge (Atti del convegno, Firenze 25–27 Ottobre 2001), ed. Luisa Simonutti, 97–116. Florence: Leo S. Olschki.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Humanities DepartmentUniversity of Eastern Piedmont “Amedeo Avogadro”VercelliItaly

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  • Vasileios Syros
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  1. 1.Finnish Center of Political Thought & Conceptual ChangeJYVÄSKYLÄN YLIOPISTOFinland