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Giovanni Pontano

(1429—1503)

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academies

academies  

Are societies or institutions for the cultivation and promotion of literature, the arts or science, or of some particular branch of science such as medicine, for example, the Académie de ...
Accademia Pontaniana

Accademia Pontaniana  

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Originally an informal meeting of intellectuals and civil servants in the Naples of King Alfonso I of Aragon, organized by Panormita in the 1440s. The formal title of Accademia Pontaniana ...
Acquaviva D'aragona

Acquaviva D'aragona  

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One of the most powerful baronial families in Naples. Andrea Matteo (1458–1529), Duke of Atri, and Belisario (1464–1528), Duke of Nardo, were warlords and writers (tutored by Pontano) who played ...
Adriano Fiorentino

Adriano Fiorentino  

(c.1450/60–c.1499),Italian sculptor and medallist, born in Florence, where he cast the bronze statuette of Bellerophon and Pegasus (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna) by Bertoldo di Giovanni. At an ...
Borgia

Borgia  

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The family name of Rodrigo Borgia (1431–1503), later Pope Alexander VI, and his illegitimate children Cesare (c. 1476–1507) and Lucrezia (1480–1519); their traditional reputation was for ruthless ...
Dialogues, Renaissance

Dialogues, Renaissance  

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As a genre the dialogue's status was uncertain, since there existed no classical theoretical discussion of the form. It was not until the second half of the 16th c. that ...
facetiae

facetiae  

A neo-Latin genre of wittily phrased anecdotes and jokes, usually of an erotic or anticlerical nature, circulated throughout Europe by humanists. The first (and seminal) collection of facetiae was ...
Giovanni Antonio Petrucci

Giovanni Antonio Petrucci  

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(1456–86).Neapolitan humanist and secretary to Ferrante of Aragon, who was a member of the Accademia Pontaniana, and friend of Pontano and Cariteo. Arrested (and subsequently decapitated) for his ...
Il Cariteo

Il Cariteo  

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(c. 1450–1514).Poet of Catalan origins, born in Barcelona, who moved to Naples in 1467/8. He made his name at the Aragonese court as a speaker, poet, and musician, and ...
Jacopo Sannazaro

Jacopo Sannazaro  

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(1457–1530),Neapolitan author and rediscoverer of the charms of nature and the rustic life, was author of an influential pastoral, in prose and verse, Arcadia (1504), and of Latin eclogues and other ...
Michele Marullo

Michele Marullo  

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(c. 1453–1550).Outstanding Latin poet, who was born in Constantinople but moved to Italy after the fall of the city. He lived in Ancona and above all in Naples, where ...
Naples

Naples  

One of the most important ancient Mediterranean port cities, Naples was already a vibrant cultural and commercial centre centuries before the fall of the Roman Empire. In the 6th century ...
Platonic Academy

Platonic Academy  

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The Platonic Academy, also known as the Florentine or, more rarely, the Careggian Academy, has always been linked to the figure of Marsilio Ficino. Indeed, it has become an attractive ...
Pomponio Gaurico

Pomponio Gaurico  

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(1481/2–1530)taught Greek and Latin at the University of Naples betweem 1512 and 1519, where he was a friend of Iacopo Sannazaro and Giovanni Pontano. He wrote a collection of ...
Remigio Nannini

Remigio Nannini  

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(c. 1521–81).Dominican friar, author of secular and religious works, including Poesie in lode della Madonna, editor, and translator. His translations include the biblical Epistole e Evangeli con ...

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