I parvi naturali d'Aristotile tradotti ed esposti

Aristotelian work
Date: 1617

Work ref: 232
Multiple work: No
Type: Prose

Author

VENTURELLI Vittorio
(1584-1660 c.)

Extant versions

Manuscript copies

Related to Aristotle's

Parva Naturalia

Description

Vittorio Venturelli's translation of (and commentary on) Aristotle's Parva Naturalia follows the same author's version of Aristotle's Meteorology. The two works are in fact part of the same project addressed to the duke of Urbino Francesco Maria II Della Rovere. Whereas the dedicatory epistle of Venturelli's Quattro libri meteorologici is not dated, the Parvi naturali open with an epistle to the duke dated 1617. The work is introduced by an accessus which focuses on the content of the Parva Naturalia, referring to the previous work on Meteorology for details about Aristotle himself (cf. relevant record: Vatican City, BAV, Urb. Lat. 1335). Venturelli's translation of the Parva Naturalia is witnessed by mss. Urb. Lat. 1338 (Del senso e del sensibile, Della memoria e della reminiscienza, Del sonno e della vegghia, De sogni) and 1337 (Dello indovinare per mezzo de sogni, Della longhezza e della brevità  della vita, Della gioventù e della vecchiezza, Della respiratione, Della vita e della morte, Della sanità  e dell'infermità ).

Bibliography

Stornajolo 1902-1921: III, 272-273.




Original Record Author
Eugenio Refini
Record Last Updated On
07/03/2013
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Citation
Eugenio Refini, ‘I parvi naturali d'Aristotile tradotti ed esposti’, in Vernacular Aristotelianism in Renaissance Italy Database (VARIDB)
  <http://vari.warwick.ac.uk/items/show/5126> [accessed 26 May 2017]