Trattato delle virtù morali

Aristotelian work
Date: 1570

Work ref: 131
Multiple work: No
Type: Prose

Author

BREVENTANO Stefano
(1502-1577)

Dedicatee

Extant versions

Manuscript copies

Genre

Treatise

Related to Aristotle's

Nicomachean Ethics
Rhetoric

Branch of Philosophy

Moral Philosophy
—Ethics
Rhetoric

Description

Breventano's treatise is mainly based on Aristotle's Ethics and Rhetoric, but other classical — as well as christian — authors are often quoted. A general introduction on the notion of virtue, very based on Cicero and Aristotle, is followed by sections devoted to specific virtues. Each chapter is completed by a tavola or albero aiming at a visual and easily memorisable representation of the virtue concerned. The last section focuses on the theological virtues (ff. 58v-71r). A second treatise by the same author dealing with sins follows in the manuscript (ff. 74r-125). NB: Most of the quotations from classical authors (including poets) are translated into vernacular. The copy is the autograph original version by Breventano, rich in marginal references to the sources quoted as well as in corrections and integrations.

Manuscript copies

Milan, BAmbr, A 151 inf.

Bibliography





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

Citation
Eugenio Refini, ‘Trattato delle virtù morali’, in Vernacular Aristotelianism in Renaissance Italy Database (VARIDB)
  <https://vari.warwick.ac.uk/items/show/5025> [accessed 19 May 2022]