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The Resource Pietro Bembo on Etna : the ascent of a Venetian humanist, Gareth D. Williams, (electronic resource)

Pietro Bembo on Etna : the ascent of a Venetian humanist, Gareth D. Williams, (electronic resource)

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Pietro Bembo on Etna : the ascent of a Venetian humanist
Title
Pietro Bembo on Etna
Title remainder
the ascent of a Venetian humanist
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Gareth D. Williams
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Language
eng
Summary
This book is centered on the Venetian humanist Pietro Bembo (1470–1547), on his stay in Sicily in 1492–4 to study the ancient Greek language under the Byzantine émigré Constantine Lascaris, and above all on his ascent of Mount Etna in 1493. The more particular focus of this study is on the imaginative capacities that crucially shape Bembo’s elegantly crafted account, in Latin, of his Etna adventure in his so-called De Aetna, published at the Aldine Press in Venice in 1496. This work is cast in the form of a dialogue that takes place between the young Bembo and his father, Bernardo (himself a prominent Venetian statesman with strong humanist involvements), after Pietro’s return to Venice from Sicily in 1494. But De Aetna offers much more than a one-dimensional account of the facts, sights, and findings of Pietro’s climb. Three mutually informing features that are critical to the artistic originality of De Aetna receive detailed treatment in this study: (i) the stimulus that Pietro drew from the complex history of Mount Etna as treated in the Greco-Roman literary tradition from Pindar onward; (ii) the striking novelty of De Aetna’s status as the first Latin text produced at the nascent Aldine Press in the prototype of what modern typography knows as Bembo typeface; and (iii) Pietro’s ingenious deployment of Etna as a powerful, multivalent symbol that simultaneously reflects the diverse characterizations of, and the generational differences between, father and son in the course of their dialogical exchanges within De Aetna.--
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Williams, Gareth D
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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University Press Scholarship eBooks
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  • Bembo, Pietro
  • Bembo, Pietro
  • Etna, Mount (Italy)
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Pietro Bembo on Etna : the ascent of a Venetian humanist, Gareth D. Williams, (electronic resource)
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https://www-oxfordscholarship-com.eui.idm.oclc.org/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272296.001.0001/acprof-9780190272296
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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multicolored
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ybp13833200
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780190272296
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)992574222
Label
Pietro Bembo on Etna : the ascent of a Venetian humanist, Gareth D. Williams, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www-oxfordscholarship-com.eui.idm.oclc.org/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272296.001.0001/acprof-9780190272296
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
multicolored
Control code
ybp13833200
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780190272296
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)992574222

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