Precetti necessarii

Aristotelian work
Date: 1562

Work ref: 113
Multiple work:
Type: Prose

Author

TOSCANELLA Orazio
(16th c. (second half))

Dedicatee

ESTE Luigi

Extant versions

Printed editions

Genre

Compendium

Related to Aristotle's

Organon
Rhetoric
Poetics

Branch of Philosophy

Logic
Rhetoric
Poetics

Description

The work is conceived as a series of tree diagrams ('alberi') and short paragraphs which aim at summarising the main rational faculties (grammar, rhetoric, topics, logic, poetics, history). Aristotle is one of the main sources employed by Toscanella, who regularly refers to him, especially when dealing with rhetorical issues. Nonetheless, the renown school master turns to more recent sources as well: among them, the Dutch scholar Cornelius Valerius (to whom Toscanella refers to in the sections devoted to logic) stands out.





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

Citation
Eugenio Refini, ‘Precetti necessarii’, in Vernacular Aristotelianism in Renaissance Italy Database (VARIDB)
  <https://vari.warwick.ac.uk/items/show/5007> [accessed 24 November 2017]