An image of a marble sculpture of Marcus Junius Brutus.

Florence’s Politics and the Cult of Brutus

June 24, 2022

Dante was antithetical to the Cult of Brutus. He condemned political traitors as much as Judas, making no distinction. The Florentine republicans saw him as a Medici supporter and the Cult of Brutus viewed him as pro-empire and an antirepublican. […]

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