praestantia

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Besides, the agenda was practically to extend throughout the universal church the usages of the Church of Byzantium, deemed superior to those of the other churches--praestantia ritus Byzantini, to apply in reverse a later phrase associated with Pope Benedict XIV, praestantia ritus latini, which would thus appear as a belated retort.
In regard to the first text, Poggio's De praestantia of April 1435, Canfora reproduces -- with some slight improvements -- Giuliana Crevatin's edition, first published in Poggio Bracciolini 1380-1980 (Florence, 1982), 281-342.
223v, "Is genuit Zarabinum sponsum, dignum profecto tali parente filium, cuius egregia forma corporisque praestantia miram quoque animi virtutem indicat.
Niccoli's fame and reputation among Quattrocento humanists can be seen in the number of dialogues in which he appeared as a principal interlocutor: Bruni's Ad Petrum Paulum Histrum, Poggio's An Seni Uxor Sit Ducenda, De Nobilitate, and De Infelicitate Principum, Lorenzo Valla's De Voluptate, and Giovan ni Aretino's De Medicinae et Legum Praestantia.
Non aeque tamen participari ob omnibus vestigium dici poterit si de partium non numero, sed praestantia, qualitateque pensabitur.