By Matteo Soranzo
Poetry and id in Quattrocento Naples methods poems as acts of cultural id and investigates how a bunch of authors used poetry to improve a poetic type, whereas additionally showing their place towards the tradition of others. ranging from an research of Giovanni Pontano’s Parthenopeus and De amore coniugali, by means of a dialogue of Jacopo Sannazaro’s Arcadia, Matteo Soranzo hyperlinks the genesis and subject matters of those texts to the social, political and highbrow vicissitudes of Naples lower than the domination of Kings Alfonso and Ferrante. Delving additional into Pontano’s literary and astrological creation, Soranzo illustrates the consolidation and eventual dispersion of this author’s legacy via the symbolic worth hooked up to his masterpiece Urania, and on the genesis of Sannazaro’s De partu Virginis. Poetic works written in neo-Latin and the vernacular through the Aragonese domination, during this approach, are tested not just as literary texts, but additionally because the development blocks in their authors’ careers.
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