The acquaintance of two humanists, a diplomat in the service of Polish kings Ioannes Dantiscus (1485-1548) and imperial secretary Jakov Banićević (1466-1532), is documented in their correspondence, of which just two letters of Banićević to Dantiscus from 1516 have survived. The main subjects of the letters are the organization of Dantiscus’ journey to Venice, conveying a gift from Banićević to the King of Poland, greetings for Polish officials and to Bernardino Gallo of Zadar, and request for a geographical study about northern lands. Unfortunately, little is known about the subsequent contacts of Dantiscus and Banićević. The huge correspondence of Dantiscus also includes an interesting mention of Marko Marulić (1450-1524). In the 1530s Dantiscus, who was the bishop of Kulm in Prussia at the time, read Marulić’s Evangelistarium. It made a great impression on him in terms of its religious content and stylistic qualities. Therefore he wanted to learn more about the author of this book and to obtain his other works. One may suppose that Dantiscus treated Marulić’s theological works as a tool of Catholic confessionalization within his diocese.
Sažetak rada: Skolimowska, A. Ioannes Dantiscus and the Croatian Humanists Jakov Banićević and Marko Marulić. // Colloquia Maruliana 24(2015), 177-189.