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Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France$
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Marc Bizer

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199731565

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731565.001.0001

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Guillaume Budé

Guillaume Budé

Instituting a Homeric French King

(p.17) 1 Guillaume Budé
Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France

Marc Bizer

Oxford University Press

This chapter analyzes how, in the early years of King François I’s reign, armed with Homer’s heroes and the traditions of Homeric wisdom in particular, the humanist Guillaume Budé was determined to ensure that François became worthy of a “poème héroïque.”

Keywords:   humanism, Homer, Odysseus, prudence, Budé, Guillaume, Francis I

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