Lucena, Vasco de (ca.1435-1512)
At the request of Charles the Bold, in 1470 Vasco de Lucena translated Xenophon's Cyropaedia from the Latin translation by Poggio Bracciolini (Institutio Cyri, 1445) and titled it “ Traitté des faiz et haultes prouesses de Cyrus”. The manuscript was illuminated by the “Maitre des prières de 1500” and contains seven miniatures that tell the story of Cyrus and that inspired the Duke of Burgundy in his political and military actions.
Online Since: 10/04/2018
- Bourrit, Charles (Librarian) | Engelbert II., Nassau-Dillenburg, Graf (Former possessor) | Gebetbuch-Meister (Illuminator) | Lucena, Vasco de (Author) | Lullin, Ami (Former possessor) | Petau, Alexandre (Former possessor) | Poggio Bracciolini, Gian Francesco (Translator) | Xenophon (Author) Found in: Standard description