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The Battle of Lepanto

Author: Elizabeth R Wright; Sarah Spence; Andrew Lemons
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014. ©2014
Series: I Tatti Renaissance library, 61.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:The I Tatti Renaissance Library Series.
The defeat of the Ottomans by the Holy League fleet at the Battle of Lepanto (1571) was among the most celebrated international events of the sixteenth century. This volume anthologizes the work of twenty-two poets from diverse social and geographical backgrounds who composed Latin poetry, often modeled on Vergil and other Roman poets, in response to the news of the battle, the largest Mediterranean naval encounter  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Latin poetry, Medieval and modern
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth R Wright; Sarah Spence; Andrew Lemons
ISBN: 9780674725423 0674725425
OCLC Number: 859252930
Language Note: Latin on the verso, translation on the recto.
Description: xxiv, 527 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Song of the Nereids / Carlo Malatesta --
On the treaty struck between the Christian leaders / Belisario Gadaldini --
Proteus / Cornelio Amalteo --
When nurturing Venus beholds the tragic ruin / Marc Antonio Tritonio --
To those who died in the Holy War / Nicolo Paladino --
A city in mourning pays homage to Hector / Alessandro Allegri --
Hymn to Saint Mark and Saint Justina / Davide Podavini --
On Mustafa / Giovanni Canevari --
I am the moon; the fear of war has surrounded me / Maffeo Galladei --
The council of the damned and Ali in despair / Giovanni Battista Oliva --
On the painter portraying the same victory / Anonymous --
On the Actian victory over the depraved fleet of Turks / Agostino Fortunio. To Sebastiano Venier, admiral of the Venetian fleet / Giovanni Battista Amalteo --
One hundred verses : to the City / Anonymous --
I will now sing of the happy deeds / Anonymous --
Nautical eclogue, or The naval contest of the Christians and Turks / Giovanni Antonio Taglietti --
To the most reverend Paolo Odescalchi, Bishop of Penne and Atri / Giovanni Antonio Odescalchi --
The long-desired day at last dispelled the fading shadows / Ottaviano Manini --
A shining song for the victor, John of Austria / Pompeo Arnolfini --
The victory at Naupactus / Giovanni Baptista Arcucci --
Song on the victory of the Christian fleet / Guglielmo Moizio --
The song of John of Austria / Juan Latino --
Appendix I: Glossary of names and places --
Appendix II: Biographical information.
Series Title: I Tatti Renaissance library, 61.
Responsibility: edited and translated by Elizabeth R. Wright, Sarah Spence, and Andrew Lemons.


The defeat of the Ottomans by the Holy League fleet at Lepanto (1571) was among the most celebrated international events of the sixteenth century. The Battle of Lepanto anthologizes the work of  Read more...


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