THE I TATTI RENAISSANCE LIBRARY
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Fiammetta. Paradise

Ugolino Verino

Edited and translated by Allan M. Wilson

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$29.95 • £19.95 • €21.00

ISBN 9780674088627

Publication Date: 01/05/2016

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496 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

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Ugolino Verino (1438–1516) was among the principal Latin poets in the Florence of Lorenzo de’Medici. A student of Cristoforo Landino, whose youthful love poems Verino imitated, Verino was a leading figure in the Renaissance revival of ancient Latin elegy. He blended Propertius, Ovid’s Amores, and elements of Petrarch’s lyric style to forge a distinctive poetic voice in a three-book cycle of poems in honor of his lady-love, Fiammetta. His Paradise, by contrast, is a vision-poem indebted to Vergil’s Aeneid, Dante, and Cicero’s Dream of Scipio, in which Ugolino is taken on a tour of Heaven and the afterlife by the recently deceased Cosimo de’Medici.

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