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Jason Houston
Corporation of Gonzaga University (Norman, OK 73019-3003)

Summer Stipends
Research Programs

$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2008 – 8/31/2008

Shorter Latin Works of Giovanni Boccaccio

With the support of the NEH Summer Stipend, I will prepare a volume that includes translations of some of Giovanni Boccaccio's (1313-1375) Latin works, that have never been translated into English: his Latin poems (including Buccolicum Carmen), his letters, and his brief Latin biographies (of Petrarch, Livy and St. Peter Damian), and two shorter erudite works (De Canaria and Allegoria Mitologica). I will write an introduction to the volume, prepare all the notes, and translate the prose texts. This collection of texts will provide students and scholars of the Renaissance a view into the intellectual development of one of the first and most influential figures of the period. As a testament to the importance of this project, Harvard University Press has agreed to issue me a publishing agreement for this volume.