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Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France$
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Marc Bizer

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199731565

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731565.001.0001

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Guillaume Budé

Guillaume Budé

Instituting a Homeric French King

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(p.17) 1 Guillaume Budé
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Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France
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Marc Bizer

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731565.003.0001

This chapter analyzes how, in the early years of King François I’s reign, armed with Homer’s heroes and the traditions of Homeric wisdom in particular, the humanist Guillaume Budé was determined to ensure that François became worthy of a “poème héroïque.”

Keywords:   humanism, Homer, Odysseus, prudence, Budé, Guillaume, Francis I

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