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date: 24 August 2019

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This article examines the links between the fifteenth-century Italian Renaissance and Late Antiquity. It highlights three particular aspects: the realization of Renaissance thinkers that ancient Latin had been a "living" ancient language and the links to history-writing; the miscellany-oriented style of scholarship; and the diversity of late ancient religiosity.

Keywords: ancient Latin, ancient language, history-writing, religiosity, evolution, change, continuity, plurality, late antique period

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