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Alcina

Alcina  

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A witch in the Orlando furioso of Ariosto.
Angelica

Angelica  

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1 the beloved of Orlando in Orlando Innamorato and Orlando Furioso;2 the heroine of Congreve's Love for Love;3 the heroine of Thackeray's The Rose and the Ring.
Antonio Caraccio

Antonio Caraccio  

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(1630–?1702)was a member of the Accademia degli Investiganti in Naples, and a prolific poet who joined the Accademia dell'Arcadia in 1690. His Impero vendicato, published first in 1679 in ...
Antonio Tebaldeo

Antonio Tebaldeo  

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(1463–1537),Italian poet, born in Ferrara, where his responsibilities in the Este court included serving as a tutor to Isabella d' Este and acting as personal secretary to Lucrezia Borgia. ...
Astolfo

Astolfo  

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English knight in Ariosto's Orlando furioso.
Attilio Momigliano

Attilio Momigliano  

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(1883–1952),professor of Italian at Catania, Pisa, and Florence, studied at Turin under Arturo Graf, whose historical and aesthetic principles he used in prolific and influential critical work, ...
Bradamante

Bradamante  

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In Orlando Innamorato and Orlando Furioso, a maiden warrior, sister of Rinaldo. Spenser owed much to Bradamante in fashioning his Britomart in The Faerie Queene.
Camillo Pellegrino

Camillo Pellegrino  

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(c. 1527–1603),stirred up a furious literary debate with his Il Carrafa o vero della epica poesia (1584), in which he praised Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata at the expense of ...
commentary

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The tradition of adding a commentary to a text is an ancient one. The commentaries of classical antiquity, and the long line of scriptural commentaries, share a number of features ...
Demogorgon

Demogorgon  

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The name of a mysterious and terrible infernal deity described in the Genealogia Deorum of Boccaccio as the primeval god of ancient mythology, and this appears to be the sense of the word in modern ...
epic

epic  

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A long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral tradition, narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures or the past history of a nation. The word comes via Latin from Greek ...
Este

Este  

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Italian family, rulers of Ferrara, Modena, and Reggio from the late 13th century until 1598, when Ferrara was annexed by the papacy, and thereafter of Modena and Reggio until 1796, when the family ...
Faerie Queene

Faerie Queene  

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The greatest work of Spenser, of which the first three books were published 1590, and the second three 1596.The general scheme of the work is proposed in the author's introductory letter addressed to ...
Giovan Battista Dragoncino

Giovan Battista Dragoncino  

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(1497–c. 1547).Poet. Born in Fano, little is known of him before 1521, when he is resident in Venice; his literary career is wholly associated with the Venetian nobility, and ...
Giovanni Delfino

Giovanni Delfino  

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(1617–99).Venetian writer. He was cardinal and patriarch of Aquileia and played an active part in the public life of the Republic. He wrote rather conventional and pedantic tragedies—Cleopatra, ...
Girolamo Ruscelli

Girolamo Ruscelli  

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(c. 1504–66),of Viterbo, first sought a career in Rome, Naples, and elsewhere, but in 1549 moved permanently to Venice, where he became one of the leading editors and writers ...
Il Cavaliere inesistente

Il Cavaliere inesistente  

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(1959), the conclusion to Calvino's trilogy I nostri antenati, is a parody of Ariosto's Orlando furioso, and an allegory of life in the modern world. The nonexistent knight of the ...
Isabella

Isabella  

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1 in Orlando Furioso, daughter of a Saracen king of Spain;2 in Kyd's Spanish Tragedy, wife to Hieronimo;3 queen to Marlowe's Edward II;4 the heroine of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.
John Harington

John Harington  

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(1560–1612),godson of Queen Elizabeth I. Supposedly at the command of the queen, he translated Ariosto's Orlando Furioso (1591), retaining the ottava rima of the original and providing A Preface or ...
Ludovico Ariosto

Ludovico Ariosto  

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(1474–1533),Italian poet, author of Orlando Furioso (1532), the greatest of Italian romantic epics. He also wrote Italian and Latin lyrics and four comedies of which one, I Suppositi (1509), came ...

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