Orazione in lode della poesia

Aristotelian work
Date:

Work ref: 212
Multiple work: No
Type: Prose

Author

SOMMARI Francesco
()

Dedicatee

Extant versions

Manuscript copies

Genre

Lecture

Related to Aristotle's

Poetics

Branch of Philosophy

Poetics

Description

The academic oration is assigned by a later hand to Francesco Sommari who read it in the School of Simone della Rocca (cf. gloss in ms. Florence, BNC, Magl. VII.1207). Even though quite far from being an original text, the oration is widely based on Aristotelian sources (not only Poetics and Rhetoric, but On the soul as well). The two extant copies are bound within miscellaneous manuscripts which contain several works by Francesco Verino referring to Cavalcanti's Donna me prega, Verino's Latin Epilogus X librorum Aristotelis de moribus and works by other Florentine scholars (some of them are vernacular translations).





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

Citation
Eugenio Refini, ‘Orazione in lode della poesia’, in Vernacular Aristotelianism in Renaissance Italy Database (VARIDB)
  <http://vari.warwick.ac.uk/items/show/5106> [accessed 25 September 2017]