Trattato de l'origine delli venti

Title

Trattato de l'origine delli venti

Description

The work is a compendium of meteorology very focused on the knowledge of winds and their nature. Aristotle's Meteorology undoubtedly plays a main role among Breventano's sources, which are nonetheless extremely heterogeneous (Hippocrates, Seneca, Plinius the Elder stand out among the classical texts the author refers to and quote from, but it is worth remarking that Breventano turns to medieval contributions as well - e.g. Avicenna and Guillaume de Conches). The treatise is conceived as a complete catalogue of winds which follows a more general introduction to the topic.

Date

1571

Contributor

Type

Prose

Identifier

Spatial Coverage

Genre

Multiple work

No

Author Life

1502-1577

Branch of philosophy

Record last updated

07/03/2013

PrintedEdYear

1571—BREVENTANO Stefano—Trattato de l'origine delli venti

Collection

Citation

Eugenio Refini, ‘Trattato de l'origine delli venti’, in Vernacular Aristotelianism in Renaissance Italy Database (VARIDB)
  <https://vari.warwick.ac.uk/items/show/4997> [accessed 16 June 2024]