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A. Vivanti Chartres

A. Vivanti Chartres  

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(1868–1942) married (1892) John Chartres.She was born in London; her father was an Italian nationalist exile and her mother, Anna Lindau, a German writer. After an unsettled adolescence spent ...
Alessandro Poerio

Alessandro Poerio  

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(1802–48).Neapolitan poet and patriot, who spent much of his life in exile (partly in Florence) and died of wounds during the revolution of 1848 in Venice. He translated works ...
amnesty

amnesty  

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N.An act erasing from legal memory some aspect of criminal conduct by an offender. It is most frequently granted to groups of people in respect of political offences and is wider than a pardon, which ...
Amorgos

Amorgos  

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A narrow mountainous island (124 sq. km.: 48 sq. mi) in the SE Cyclades. Its location makes it an attractive staging-point for shipping. Having flourished in the early bronze age ...
Angelo Sommaruga

Angelo Sommaruga  

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(1857–1941).Publisher. He founded the Roman literary magazine Cronaca bizantina (1881), then branched into book publishing and increased his periodical holdings. In 1885 the Depretis government, ...
Annius Milō, Titus

Annius Milō, Titus  

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Of a prominent family of Lanuvium, as tribune 57 bc worked for Cicero's recall from exile and, with Sestius, organized armed gangs to oppose those led by Clodius Pulcher, which had long prevented it. ...
Appuleius Decianus, Gaius

Appuleius Decianus, Gaius  

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(RE 21)son of P. Decius Subulo, apparently adopted by a relative of L. Appuleius Saturninus, as tribune 99 bc prosecuted P. Furius (tribune 100), incidentally expressing regret at Saturninus' ...
Augusto Monti

Augusto Monti  

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(1881–1966).Writer and schoolteacher. In the 1920s he joined the anti-Fascist movement Giustizia e libertà, and exerted a powerful influence on his pupils at the Liceo Massimo d'Azeglio in Turin ...
Benedetto Varchi

Benedetto Varchi  

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(1503–65).Florentine historian, man of letters, and art theorist, whose career suggests the close relationship between literature and art in Medicean Florence. Exiled from Florence, he travelled in ...
Brunetto Latini

Brunetto Latini  

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(c. 1220–c. 1294).Florentine scholar and statesman, author of Li Livres dou tresor, an important early French prose encyclopaedia in three books: the first treats philosophical, doctrinal, ...
Capreae

Capreae  

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A precipitous small island off the Sirens' shrine on the Promontorium Minervae of the Bay of Naples, and part of Naples' territory until Augustus appropriated it for a luxury estate ...
Carlo Tenca

Carlo Tenca  

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(1816–83).Committed Risorgimento journalist and literary critic, active in his native Milan and elsewhere. Initially a Mazzinian, during the 1850s he became increasingly close to Cavour, though he ...
Cecco Angiolieri

Cecco Angiolieri  

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(c. 1260–1311/13).Strikingly original Sienese exponent of poesia giocosa. He projects an image of himself as a dissipated profligate, and surviving legal documents attest to his being involved in a ...
Cesare Pavese

Cesare Pavese  

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(1908–1950)Italian novelist, poet, and critic. The elegance and clarity of his prose goes far beyond simple realism; the quietly disturbing imagery of deserted roads and towns and of emptiness in ...
Cino da Pistoia

Cino da Pistoia  

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(c. 1270–1336/7)Lyric poet usually associated with the dolce stil novo, and illustrious canon lawyer. Exiled from Pistoia in 1302, he was able (unlike Dante) to return to his native ...
Convivio

Convivio  

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(Convito). Unfinished treatise (the title means ‘banquet’) in Italian by Dante, probably compiled in 1304–7 but largely unknown until its first printing in 1490. Of the planned fifteen ‘trattati’ ...
Cyclades

Cyclades  

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A large group of islands in the southern Aegean Sea, regarded in antiquity as circling around the sacred island of Delos.
Dino Compagni

Dino Compagni  

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(c. 1246/7–1324).Florentine merchant and White Guelf politician [see Blacks and whites] who wrote an important chronicle of Dante's Florence, the Cronica delle cose occorrenti ne' tempi suoi. ...
Dino Frescobaldi

Dino Frescobaldi  

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(c. 1271–c. 1316).Florentine banker and poet, from one of the most important families in the city. He was active in Black Guelf politics, and was a wholehearted supporter of ...
emigration

emigration  

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The movement of individuals out of a country or area; the opposite of immigration.

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