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Scipione Maffei

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(1675–1755),

historian. His main historical work centred on his native city of Verona. In 1712 he discovered the Theodosian Collection (q.v.).

Maffei, Scipione

Maffei, Scipione (1675–1755)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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..., Scipione ( 1675–1755 ). Veronese writer and scholar . He was one of the founders of the Giornale de' letterati d'Italia ( 1710–40 ), which was intended to promote an Italian cultural identity in touch with the mainstream of European developments. He wrote on a wide range of topics, making him a representative figure of the early Italian Enlightenment . He applied new philological and historical methods to reconstructing medieval codices and defending Catholic orthodoxy against Jansenism ( 1752 ). His Consiglio politico presentato al governo...

Maffei, Francesco Scipione

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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..., Francesco Scipione ( 1675–1755 ) Italian scholar , playwright , and librettist . Attributing the decadence of Italian theatre to a dependence on French writers such as *Corneille , the rationalist Maffei urged a return to the tradition of sixteenth-century Italian *tragedy . He enlisted Luigi and Elena *Riccoboni , who were in the service of the Duke of Modena, to present contemporary tragedies specifically written for them, as well as sixteenth- and seventeenth-century works such as *Trissino 's Sofonisba , *Tasso 's Torrismondo , and his...

Maffei, Francesco Scipione

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Jane E. House

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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..., Francesco Scipione ( 1675–1755 ) Italian scholar, literary critic, playwright, and librettist. Attributing the decadence of Italian theatre to a dependence on French writers such as Corneille , the rationalist Maffei urged a return to the tradition of sixteenth-century Italian tragedy . He enlisted Luigi and Elena Riccoboni , who were in the service of the Duke of Modena, to present contemporary tragedies specifically written for them, as well as sixteenth- and seventeenth-century works such as Trissino 's Sofonisba , Tasso 's Torrismondo , and...

Scipione Maffei

Scipione Maffei  

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(1675–1755), historian. His main historical work centred on his native city of Verona. In 1712 he discovered the Theodosian Collection (q.v.).
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Bacchini, Benedetto

Bacchini, Benedetto (1651–1721)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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...treatises and essays in the Giornale dei letterati ( 1686–97 ). Professor of Scripture at Bologna University, court theologian in Parma, and Prefect of the Estense Library , he was a friend of Mabillon , De Montfaucon, and Leibniz, and influenced Muratori and Scipione Maffei . [ Paola Bertoldi...

Maffei, Francesco Scipio

Maffei, Francesco Scipio (1675–1755)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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...di Scipione Maffei con alcune sue lettere edite e inedite (Venice, 1829). Modern edn. of Opere drammatiche e poesie by A. Avena (Bari, 1928) and of his Epistolario (1700–55) by C. Garibotto (2 vols., Milan, 1955). L. Traube , Vorlesungen und Abhandlungen (ed. F. Boll ), 1 (1909), 43–8; cf. also W. Telfer , ‘ The Codex Verona LX (58) ’, HTR 36 (1943), 169–246, esp. pp. 228–31. G. P. Marchi , Un Italiano in Europa: Scipione Maffei tra passione antiquaria e impegno civile (Verona, 1992). G. P. Romagnani (ed.), Scipione Maffei...

Becelli, Giulio Cesare

Becelli, Giulio Cesare (1686–1750)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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...Giulio Cesare ( 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 imitation . Elsewhere he argues against the use of Greek mythology. In linguistic matters, however, he anticipates Antonio Cesari in championing 14th-c. usage. [ See also questione della lingua .] [ John Lindon...

Verona, Capitular Library

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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...in the Middle Ages, it was an adjunct of a flourishing *scriptorium . During the 1630 plague, in which two-thirds of the city’s inhabitants perished, the extensive collection of medieval *codices was hidden in a cupboard; it was rediscovered in 1712 , to the marvel of Scipione Maffei ( 1675–1755 ), who broadcast the news to Europe. The ensuing interest allowed the construction of a new building. In 1945 , the reading room was destroyed by bombing; it has since been rebuilt. Neil...

Gravicembalo

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Stewart Pollens

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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...Gravicembalo [gravecembalo] ( It . ). Term used by Scipione Maffei to describe Bartolomeo Cristofori’s recently invented piano. Gravecembalo was used in his Giornale de’ letterati d’Italia (1711), gravicembalo in the reprint of this article published in Rime e prose (1719). The term suggests a large keyboard instrument having a deep pitch or impressive tone, but in any case it long predates Cristofori’s invention, for example appearing in the title of Bartolomeo Spighi’s Musical concerto d’arie, e canzonette à una, dua, e tre voci per cantare...

Historia Acephala

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David Gwynn

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

...Acephala An anonymous Alexandrian work preserved in translation in a Latin manuscript of c . 700 in Verona and given its title by the editor Scipione Maffei in 1738 . The extant text provides a concise account of the episcopate of Athanasius of Alexandria ( bishop 328–73), covering from 346 until his death. Although the work has passed through a number of revisions, the original was probably composed for the 40th anniversary of Athanasius’ election in 368 and drew extensively on the church archives of Alexandria. The Historia Acephala is...

Zeno, Apostolo

Zeno, Apostolo (1668–1750)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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... scholar of reforming classicist ideas. He took part in polemical debates on the Crusca in the 1690s, and was a member of the Accademia dell' Arcadia . He founded the Giornale de' letterati d'Italia in 1710 with his brother Pier Caterino , Antonio Vallisneri , and Scipione Maffei . His first libretto, Gli inganni felici ( 1696 ), was followed by the successful Faramondo ( 1699 ), Lucio Vero ( 1700 ), and Atenaide ( 1714 ), which led to his appointment as imperial poet and historian by Charles VI of Austria . In Vienna from 1718 to 1729 ,...

palaeography

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...early medieval world. Their work drew heavily on the insights of Scipione Maffei, an Italian marquis more learned than sympathetic. The so-called ‘tyrant of letters’, Maffei had access to the MSS of his local Capitular Library of Verona and emphasized, in contrast to Mabillon, the primacy of Roman handwriting. In Maffei’s analysis, ancient script took three forms ( *majuscule , *minuscule , and *cursive ) and was the source for all later scripts. By combining and refining Mabillon’s and Maffei’s classifications, Tassin and Toustain presented a nomenclature...

Caulfeild, James

Caulfeild, James (1728–1799)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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...fascination with the classical world and patronage of artists such as Giambattista Piranesi ( 1720–1778 ), whose Le antichità Romane ( 1756 ), was dedicated to him. Polished and charming, he cultivated a vast range of European contacts—including Pope Benedict XIV , Scipione Maffei , Claude-Adrien Helvétius , the baron Montesquieu , David Hume , William Hogarth , Joshua Reynolds , Samuel Johnson , William Jones , and Edmund Burke . When he returned to Ireland, he was determined “to make what Greece, what Rome can boast of ours.” With the...

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