Phisicke Against Fortune, by Francesco Petrarca, Foolscap Press

De Remediis Utriusque Fortunae (“Remedies for Fortune Fair and Foul“), by Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374), is one of the great books of the middle ages, with its messages and philosophy remaining relevant today.  Translated and published in English in 1579 by Thomas Twyn as Phisicke Against Fortune, the collection of 253 Latin dialogues are basically tidbits of wisdom, self-help and humor focused on fine tuning one’s intellect … Continue reading Phisicke Against Fortune, by Francesco Petrarca, Foolscap Press