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Latini, Brunetto

(bro͞onĕt`tō lätē`nē), d. 1294?, Italian man of letters, a diplomat. He introduced French literature to Italy and wrote, in French, Li livres dou tresor, the first vernacular encyclopedia. It was an immediate success. Dante praised him in the Divine Comedy.
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L'exemple de l'ours," describes how entries on the bear in Bartholomew the Englishman, Thomas of Cantimpre, Vincent of Beauvais, and Brunetto Latini develop an ursine symbology of sexuality, temptation, and resurrection.
Brunetto Latini attribuisce grande importanza all'azione politica di Cicerone, che appare come l'esempio del cittadino perfetto per le sue parole, la sua azione ed il suo "senno", incarnando l'amore per la citta e la volonta di mettersi al servizio della res publica, ossia del bene comune.
Similar creatures were portrayed by other medieval notables, for example, by Albertus Magnus (De Animalibus 22:2,1) and Brunetto Latini (Tresor 5:59).
2) Yet no one, to the best of my knowledge, has attempted to align Browning's grammarian with one of the most remarkable literary depictions of a grammarian, namely that of Brunetto Latini in Canto XV of Dante's Inferno.
A discussion of anthologies in the vernacular refers to such scholars as Brunetto Latini and Ramon Llull, before turning to Italian encyclopedias dating from the crucial period around the year 1300.
Prior to the Quattrocento, writers such as Albertino Mussato and Brunetto Latini wrote that the growth of private wealth was a corrupting force in private life.
3, lines 9-11) takes one back immediately to Brunetto Latini in the mid-thirteenth century, whilst much of the vocabulary used in the Manieres derives from the numerous manuscript versions of Bibbesworth's Tretiz, the earliest dating from around the same time as Latini, and later ones running right up to the early fifteenth century.
For example, the complex Inferno 10-16 treats the sins of violence, broadening the discussion to also demonstrate the "spiritual failure" (68) of the figures of Farinata, Pier della Vigna, and Brunetto Latini.
Among its later adherents over the next century, we may count Brunetto Latini, Dante, and Salutati, but not many more.
Selene Sarteschi illustra il debito di Dante, gia dai tempi della Vita nuova, alla Rettorica di Brunetto Latini che offre al poeta fiorentino non solo "un esempio di discorso ma anche un modello di libro; il libro di Brunetto che filtrava la sapienza e l'arte di Cicerone viene a rappresentare un punto di riferimento, di studio, di riflessione pertinenti a una determinata materia, mentre lo "'nsegnamento di rettorica' si schiudeva a piu vasti orizzonti e apprendimenti" (181).
Among these are the sins of Brunetto Latini, the spare ribs of Dante's Michael Scot, Vitrivius and Dante's giants, mental illumination in Paradiso 33.
In addition, the paragraphs dedicated to Guido Faba, Guittone d'Arezzo (his epistolary), Brunetto Latini (Il Tresor), Il novellino, and Marco Polo are accurately and soberly described.