Trattato delle virtù morali

Title

Trattato delle virtù morali

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.

Date

1570

Contributor

Type

Prose

Identifier

Genre

Multiple work

No

Author Life

1502-1577

Branch of philosophy

Record last updated

07/03/2013

Collection

Citation

Eugenio Refini, ‘Trattato delle virtù morali’, in Vernacular Aristotelianism in Renaissance Italy Database (VARIDB)
  <https://vari.warwick.ac.uk/items/show/5025> [accessed 22 June 2024]