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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 ...

Sannazaro, Jacopo

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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..., Jacopo ( 1457–1530 ), Italian poet, born into a noble family in Naples, where he lived for many years at the court. In 1501 he followed King Federico into exile in France, returning to Naples after the king's death in 1504 . With the support of Pontano , Sannazaro became a member of the Neapolitan Academy ( see academies ). Sannazaro wrote in both Latin and Italian. His most important Latin poem was De partu Virginis ( 1526 ), an epic on the birth of Jesus. His principal work in Italian was L'Arcadia , a pastoral romance in which verse...

Sannazaro, Jacopo

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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..., Jacopo ( 1457–1530 ). Of noble birth, Sannazaro was a Neapolitan poet, connoisseur, and collector, whose immensely successful romance Arcadia , ( 1504 ) revived the pastoral poetry of classical Antiquity, and influenced European culture for many centuries. Arcadia evokes a sensuously beautiful landscape, enriched by tombs and temples, where shepherds lament lost love; its vitality is expressed by nymphs, satyrs, and woodland gods. It contains descriptions of imaginary paintings, which influenced the pastoral aesthetic of 16th-century Venetian...

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 ...
Paolo Regio

Paolo Regio  

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(1541–1607)was a Neapolitan lawyer and cleric, becoming Bishop of Vico Equense in 1583. Author of a piscatorial prose work, the Siracusa (1569), inspired by Sannazaro's Arcadia, his later works ...
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 ...
Piscatorial Eclogue

Piscatorial Eclogue  

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Marine sub-genre of pastoral poetry which flourished in the 16th c., particularly in Naples and the South. It originates in the late 1490s with Sannazaro's Eclogae piscatoriae, which substitute ...
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 ...
Girolamo Fontanella

Girolamo Fontanella  

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(c. 1612–43/4).Little is known of this Neapolitan poet, thought by many to be the finest writer of pastoral verse of the 17th c. He is partly indebted to Marino ...
Orsini, villa

Orsini, villa  

A villa in Bomarzo, 21 kilometres (13 miles) north-east of Viterbo. The villa is a converted castle perched on top of a hill, below which a rudimentary terraced garden was ...
Francisco de Sá de Miranda

Francisco de Sá de Miranda  

(1485–1558),Portuguese poet, born into an ancient and noble family in Coimbra. In 1505 he moved to Lisbon, where he attended the university and participated in the life of the ...
Berardino Rota

Berardino Rota  

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(1508–75).humanist and poet, born into a privileged Neapolitan family, who made an important contribution to Petrarchism in Naples. His poems include piscatorial eclogues (1560), which are much ...
Ruggiero Giovannelli

Ruggiero Giovannelli  

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(b Velletri, nr Rome, c.1560; d Rome, 7 Jan. 1625).Italian composer. He became maestro di cappella at the Cappella Giulia on the death of Palestrina, and then moved to ...
Benedetto Menzini

Benedetto Menzini  

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(1646–1704).Satirical and lyric poet. In his Arte poetica in terza rima (1688), he attacks the Baroque poetic in the name of an archaic style based on the cult of ...
Alonso Mudarra

Alonso Mudarra  

(c.1510–1580),Spanish composer and vihuelist who was brought up in the de Mendoza household. He became a canon at Seville Cathedral in 1546, where he became involved in musical matters ...
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 ...
Ragusa

Ragusa  

The Italian name of Dubrovnik on the Adriatic coast, in the 16th and 17th centuries a flourishing city-state; origin of the word argosy.
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 ...
Reception of Italian Literature in Britain

Reception of Italian Literature in Britain  

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Before the arrival of the printed book, in the second half of the 15th c., access to Italian writers was difficult for English readers, and interest in Italian literature slight. ...
Maurice Scève

Maurice Scève  

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(c.1500–1560)French poet and humanist, best known for his Délie, objet de plus haute vertu (1544), a sequence of 449 decasyllabic dizains, accompanied by 50 emblematic woodcuts, which is primarily ...
Serafino Aquilano

Serafino Aquilano  

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(1466–1500),Poet and musician from Aquila who was active in Rome, Milan, and Naples. His Rappresentazione allegorica della Volutta, Virtu e Famma was performed at Mantua in 1494. Well known ...

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