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  1. Lo·ren·zo [law-ren-dzaw] /lɔˈrɛn dzɔ/, 1407–57, Italian humanist and critic.
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  • The attack opened by Valla upon the hypocrisies and false doctrines of monasticism was both powerful and novel.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volume 2 (of 7)

    John Addington Symonds

  • The storm his treatise excited, raged at first so wildly that Valla thought it prudent to take flight.

  • Fazio ventured to criticise the style of Valla, in whose works he professed to have detected five hundred faults of language.

  • The appearance of Valla's 'Eleganti' marked an epoch in the evolution of this stylistic art.

  • Part of them is devoted to a defence of his own Latinity, and to a critique of Valla's Eleganti.

British Dictionary definitions for valla


  1. Lorenzo (loˈrɛntso). 1405–57, Italian humanist cholar. His writings include De voluptate (1431), a philosophical dialogue on pleasure
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