Dialogo delle cose meteorologiche

Aristotelian work
Date: 1590

Work ref: 104
Multiple work: No
Type: Prose

Author

ZUCCOLO Vitale
(1556-1630)

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Related to Aristotle's

Meteorology

Branch of Philosophy

Natural Philosophy

Description

The dialogue stages three interlocutors - Battista Peroli, Stefano Viari, Camillo Abbioso - discussing meteorological issues mainly based on Aristotle (as stated in the title). Though, the Greek philosopher is not the only source of Zuccolo. The author makes in fact the characters quote and comment on several passages from other sources, especially Latin poets such as Lucretius, Ovid, Virgil and Claudianus among the others, whose verses are quoted in the original. A traditional wind rose is presented at p. 37 and it is said to be based on Aristotle; a modern wind rose follows at p. 38.

Printed Editions

Printer
MEIETTI Paolo
City
Venice
Year
1590




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

Citation
Eugenio Refini, ‘Dialogo delle cose meteorologiche’, in Vernacular Aristotelianism in Renaissance Italy Database (VARIDB)
  <http://vari.warwick.ac.uk/items/show/4998> [accessed 21 November 2017]