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Scipione Maffei

(1675—1755)

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Benedetto Bacchini

Benedetto Bacchini  

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(1651–1721).Ecclesistical historian and scholar, who published erudite historical treatises and essays in the Giornale dei letterati (1686–97). Professor of Scripture at Bologna University, court ...
Giulio Cesare Becelli

Giulio Cesare Becelli  

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(1686–1750).Veronese writer and critic, and a friend of Scipione Maffei. His innovatory Della novella poesia (1732) points to what is new in the Italian literary tradition and rejects classical ...
Maffei, Scipione

Maffei, Scipione (1675–1755)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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(1675–1755).

Veronese writer and scholar. He was one of the founders of the Giornale de' letterati d'Italia

Metastasio

Metastasio  

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(1698–1782)Metastasio's misfortune is that he was uncontested master of melodramma, a form which has no modern proponents or exponents. The genre is a form of musical drama which employs ...
Vittorio Alfieri

Vittorio Alfieri  

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(1749–1803)Italian tragedian and poet. He gave up his own estates and, in his treatise Della tirannide (1777, rev. 1789: On Tyranny), advocated the revolutionary overthrow of all tyrannies. In ...

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