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The Swerve - Chapters 5 and 6 Summary & Analysis

Stephen Greenblatt
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Poggio’s was known for his unique gift – beautiful handwriting. His handwriting reflected an innate creativity. Poggio was bright enough to know that his beautiful handwriting could take him to another level. His pursuit of buried manuscripts that he felt needed to see the light of day was almost an obsession. Poggio and his peers were obsessed with not making any grammatical errors in the Latin they copied. He crafted his script to honor the lost handwriting of those bygone days. As a young man, Poggio earned a living copying books and documents. He used his earnings to take lessons in Latin and for training as a notary.

Petrarch was a renowned poet and scholar who inspired generations to seek knowledge from old and forgotten tomes. Petrarch’s work had fostered the study of the humanities and his followers became known as humanists...

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