Trattato de l'origine delli venti

Aristotelian work
Date: 1571

Work ref: 103
Multiple work: No
Type: Prose

Author

BREVENTANO Stefano
(1502-1577)

Extant versions

Manuscript copies
Printed editions

Genre

Compendium

Related to Aristotle's

Meteorology

Branch of Philosophy

Natural Philosophy

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.

Printed Editions

City
Venice
Year
1571


Manuscript copies

Milan, BAmbr, I 106 inf.




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

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 24 November 2017]