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Italy and the classical tradition : language, thought and poetry 1300-1600

Author: Carlo Caruso; Andrew Laird, Dr.
Publisher: London : Duckworth, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Italy's original fascination with its cultural origins in Greece and Rome first created what is now known as 'the Classical tradition' - the pervasive influence of ancient art and thought on later times. In response to a growing interest in Classical reception, this volume provides a timely reappraisal of the Greek and Roman legacies in Italian literary history. There are fresh insights on the early study of Greek  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Italy and the classical tradition : language, thought and poetry 1300-1600.
London : Duckworth, 2009
x, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
(OCoLC)214307397
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carlo Caruso; Andrew Laird, Dr.
ISBN: 9781472521378 1472521374
OCLC Number: 861533387
Description: 1 online resource (280 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The classical languages and Italian : some questions of grammar and rhetoric / Guilio Lepschy --
'Itali dicunt ozie' : describing non-standard and low-register speech in Latin / Philip Burton --
'Utriusque linguae peritus' : how did one learn Greek and acquire the texts? / Nigel Wilson --
Alberti and the classical canon / Martin McLaughlin --
Plutarch's Camma : a Greek literary heroine's adventures in Renaissance Italy / Letizia Panizza --
Italy, France and the classical tradition : the origins of philological commentary on Aristotle's Nicomachean ethics / Jill Kraye --
'Unicuique suum' : observations on Dante as reader of classical authors / Claudia Villa --
Petrarch's diploma of crowning : the Privilegium laureationis / Jonathan Usher --
Putting Italian Renaissance lyric in order : Petrarch's Canzoniere and the Latin Liber carminum / Stefano Carrai --
A Roman dialogue with Virgil and Homer : Capilupi, the Cento and Rome / George Hugo Tucker.
Responsibility: edited by Carlo Caruso & Andrew Laird.

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Italy's original fascination with its cultural origins in Greece and Rome first created what is now known as 'the Classical tradition' - the pervasive influence of ancient art and thought on later times. In response to a growing interest in Classical reception, this volume provides a timely reappraisal of the Greek and Roman legacies in Italian literary history. There are fresh insights on the early study of Greek and Latin texts in post-classical Italy and reassessments of the significance attached to ancient authors and ideas in the Renaissance, as well as some innovative interpretations of.

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