FIU Epsilon of Florida Chapter
Phi Beta Kappa Society

presents a free public lecture:

Three Gentlemen of Florence:
Savonarola, Pico della Mirandola, Machiavelli

Dr. Werner Gundersheimer
Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar
Director Emeritus, Folger Shakespeare Library (1984-2002)
Professor, History, University of Pennsylvania (1966-1984)

Monday, January 31, 2005
6:30 pm  (Lecture)
5:30 pm (Reception)
Wertheim Conservatory

At the close of the fifteenth century, three young men in a city no bigger than Binghamton, NY changed the cultural landscape of Renaissance Italy. In some respects, each of them might be considered one of history's losers; yet in diverse and even contradictory ways, they gave profound expression to modes of thought and action that endure even in these times. Representing different forms of and stances toward power, these youthful innovators --who almost certainly never met, and would have found little common ground-- reflect and advance central aspects of early modern thought.