Start your review of Acrostici Della Amorosa Visione Write a review Shelves: school "There was Boethius, and Avicenna, and many others were I to linger and name them, it would not be a lamentable affliction for the doubtful reader, but I shall be silent and tell of those whom she has in train on her left hand, in which direction I turned. This whole poem is a lamentable affliction upon the doubtful reader. Poignant mythological figures? A journey through a space of unreality, led by a figure that the protagonist is intrigued by but eventually realizes is, after all, morally incorrect?
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With Petrarch he laid the foundations for the humanism of the Renaissance and raised vernacular literature to the level and status of the classics of antiquity.
Boccaccio was the son of a Tuscan merchant, Boccaccio di Chellino called Boccaccino , and a mother who was probably French.
He passed his early childhood rather unhappily in Florence. In this milieu Boccaccio experienced the aristocracy of the commercial world as well as all that survived of the splendours of courtly chivalry and feudalism. He also studied canon law and mixed with the learned men of the court and the friends and admirers of Petrarch, through whom he came to know the work of Petrarch himself. Early works. It was probably in that Boccaccio was recalled to Florence by his father, involved in the bankruptcy of the Bardi.
The sheltered period of his life thus came to an end, and thenceforward there were to be only difficulties and occasional periods of poverty. From Naples, however, the young Boccaccio brought with him a store of literary work already completed. Much more important are two works with themes derived from medieval romances: Il filocolo c. The Teseida probably begun in Naples and finished in Florence, —41 is an ambitious epic of 12 cantos in ottava rima in which the wars of Theseus serve as a background for the love of two friends, Arcita and Palemone, for the same woman, Emilia; Arcita finally wins her in a tournament but dies immediately.
Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription. Subscribe today While the themes of chivalry and love in these works had long been familiar in courtly circles, Boccaccio enriched them with the fruits of his own acute observation of real life and sought to present them nobly and illustriously by a display of learning and rhetorical ornament, so as to make his Italian worthy of comparison with the monuments of Latin literature.
It was Boccaccio, too, who raised to literary dignity ottava rima, the verse metre of the popular minstrels, which was eventually to become the characteristic vehicle for Italian verse.
Boccaccio, meanwhile, was trying continually to put his financial affairs in order, though he never succeeded in doing so. Little is known, however, of the detail of his life in the period following his return to Florence. Giovanni Boccaccio.
Acrostici Della Amorosa Visione
Sharamar Il Filostrato, written in the same year and likewise in ottava rima, tells of the love of Troilus for Chryseis. Find Rare Books Book Value. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. You can choose suitable software from this list. This image reproduces a property belonging to the Italian cultural heritage as entrusted to the Italian government. No keywords specified fix it.