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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 ...
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 ...
Pfaff fragments of Irenaeus

Pfaff fragments of Irenaeus  

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Four fragments published in 1713 by C. M. Pfaff, who claimed that he had found them in the Turin library and attributed them to St Irenaeus. A. Harnack showed them to be a fabrication of Pfaff ...
Riccoboni family

Riccoboni family  

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Italian actors. Luigi (1686–1753) followed his father Antonio, a celebrated Pantalone, into commedia dell'arte, playing the part of Lelio, the Innamorato. Lelio, as he became known, worked in Venice ...
Theodosian Collection

Theodosian Collection  

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The compilation of documents in the Verona Chapter MS LX (58) subscribed with the name of Theodosius the Deacon. It contains important material not found elsewhere.
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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