With its inception in the circle of Cicero ,  various ancient works bear the titles De viris illustribus or De hominibus illustribus :. During the Middle Ages the inspirational series took two paths: the specifically Christian models were enshrined in hagiography , in which miracles attracted the attention, but the qualities exemplified by martyrs were those of fortitude, faith and obedience. On the secular side, the worldly models, emulated by aristocrats alone, were contracted and codified in the " Nine Worthies " who were chivalric exemplars of valiant courtoisie , the instructive models of aristocratic courtly behavior. With the very first beginnings of the revival of classical learning in Italian Renaissance , a broader, carefully select group of men of renown from the distant and the recent past outstanding for their statecraft or their learning "emerged almost simultaneously in such diverse Italian centers as Milan , Naples , Siena , Padua ,  Foligno ,  Florence , Venice , Perugia and Urbino. Boccaccio also wrote a complement to it, De mulieribus claris , a collection of biographies On Famous Women.
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De viris illustribus
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