Rettorica et poetica d'Aristotile

Aristotelian work
Date: 1549

Work ref: 29
Multiple work: Yes
Type: Prose

Dedicatee

MEDICI Cosimo I

Extant versions

Manuscript copies
Printed editions

Genre

Translation

Related to Aristotle's

Rhetoric
Poetics

Branch of Philosophy

Rhetoric
Poetics

Description

Bernardo Segni's translation of Aristotle's Poetics and Rhetoric were first printed in Florence in 1549, though the author had been working on them for several years, as confirmed by the manuscript (autograph) version of the Rhetoric now in the Marucelliana Library (ms. C.333, where the dedicatory epistle to the duke of Florence Cosimo I de Medici is dated 1546, instead of 1548 which is the date of the epistle in the first printed edition). Segni offers the readers an Italian translation of Aristotle with a commentary on the texts concerned (the commentary on Aristotle's Rhetoric appears in the Marucelliana ms. in a sort of preliminary and shorter version).



Manuscript copies

Florence, BMaruc, C.333

Bibliography

Haym, Biblioteca Italiana: II, 482, 489; Fontanini, Biblioteca: I, 113; Cranz-Schmitt 108.221.




Original Record Author
Eugenio Refini
Record Last Updated On
07/03/2013
Record Last Updated By

Citation
Eugenio Refini, ‘Rettorica et poetica d'Aristotile’, in Vernacular Aristotelianism in Renaissance Italy Database (VARIDB)
  <http://vari.warwick.ac.uk/items/show/4927> [accessed 24 September 2017]