Discorso sopra la Annotationi di Alessandro Piccolomini

Aristotelian work
Date: 1575

Work ref: 38
Multiple work: No
Type: Prose


Accademia degli Alterati

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Manuscript copies



Related to Aristotle's


Branch of Philosophy



The lecture addressed to Eleonora de Toledo, member of the Accademia degli Alterati under the name of "Ardente", is conceived as a general discussion of Alessandro Piccolomini's interpretation of Aristotle's Poetics, the Annotationi nel libro della Poetica, which appeared in 1575. According to the Diario of the Alterati, the Annotationi by Piccolomini were discussed during the summer of the very same year (Weinberg 1954: 182); the Discorso, nowadays known through several manuscript copies, was written by Filippo Sassetti (to whom the text is sometimes assigned in library catalogues) but is to be considered as a collective work.

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Eugenio Refini
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Eugenio Refini, ‘Discorso sopra la Annotationi di Alessandro Piccolomini’, in Vernacular Aristotelianism in Renaissance Italy Database (VARIDB)
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