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Alberti, Leon Battista. On Painting, trans. John R. Spencer. New Haven: Yale University Press, rev. ed. 1966.

Barkan, Leonard. Unearthing the Past: Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Making of Renaissance Culture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999.

Bober, Phyllis, and Ruth Rubenstein. Renaissance Artists and Antique Sculpture: A Handbook of Sources. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986.

Brown, Patricia Fortini. Venice and Antiquity: The Venetian Sense of the Past. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977.

Buddensieg, Tilman. “Gregory the Great, the Destroyer of Pagan Idols,” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 28 (1965): 44–65.

Bull, Malcolm. The Mirror of the Gods. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Christian, Kathleen Wren. Empire without End: Antiquities Collections in Renaissance Rome, 1350–1527. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010.

Fischer-Hansen, Tobias, and Annette Rathje, eds. The Rediscovery of Antiquity: The Role of the Artist. Copenhagen: Museum Tuscularum Press, 2003.

Gilbert, Creighton. Italian Art 1400–1500: Sources and Documents. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1980.

Holt, Elizabeth Gilmore. Documentary History of Art. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1958.

Panofsky, Erwin. Renaissance and Renascences in Western Art. Stockholm: Almqvist and Wiksell, 1960.

Reid, J. D. The Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts, 1300–1990s. 2 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Vergil, Aeneid. See the complete online library at http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/verg.html

Weiss, Roberto. The Renaissance Discovery of Classical Antiquity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988.

Wind, Edgar. Pagan Mysteries of the Renaissance. London: Faber and Faber, 1958.

Woods-Marsden, Joanna. Renaissance Self-Portraiture: The Visual Construction of Identity and the Social Status of the Artist. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998.