European History

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-Compare and contrast Manuel Chrysoloras’ Comparison of Old and New Rome, with Leonardo Bruni’s In Praise of Florence. Leonardo Bruni was a student of Manuel Chrysoloras when Chrysoloras taught the
classical Greek language in Florence from 1397 to 1400. What are the ways in which Chrysoloras and Bruni represent Rome, Constantinople, and Florence? Are there similarities between Chrysoloras and
Bruni in their understanding of the legacy of the Roman Empire? What are the ways in which the classical past is negotiated in these literary representations?