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Sannazzaro, Jacopo


Born July 28, 1456, in Naples; died there Apr. 24, 1530. Italian writer. Served at the court of the duke of Calabria.

Sannazzaro’s most famous work is Arcadia, a pastoral in verse and prose (written between 1480 and 1485; published in 1504). It contrasts an isolated, idealized world with the depravity of court life. Arcadia helped further the development of the pastoral genre in European literature.


Opere volgari. Edited by A. Mauro. Bari, 1961.
L’Arcadia. Edited by E. Carrara. Turin, 1944.


Altamura, A. Jacopo Sannazaro, con appendici di documenti e testi inediti. Naples, 1951.
Altamura, A. “J. Sannazaro.” In Letteratura italiana: I minori, vol. 1. Milan [1969].
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Jacopo Sannazaro, author of neo-Latin works as well as the LArcadia which so influenced Garcilaso, comes closer to patriotic praise of the river in his treatment of the Sebeto, the river associated with Naples.
Reading Sceve's Arion in the light of the Virgilian pastoral tradition of the Renaissance (Mantuan, Jacopo Sannazaro, Luigi Alamanni), paying particular attention to these two earliest, genre-establishing Marotic eclogues, the present article argues that through an apprehensive apprenticeship with the verse of his era's archpoet, Sceve eventually mobilizes Marot's bucolic influence to poetic ends and successfully carves a pastoral niche for himself, ultimately surpassing his French and Latin models.
Jacopo Sannazaro (1456-1530) is arguably the most admired of the neo-Latin poets of the Renaissance.
There is no question that the epigram was one of the central genres in Neo-Latin literature, attracting such poetic luminaries as Jacopo Sannazaro, Michele Marullo, Giovanni Pontano, Angelo Poliziano, Conrad Celtis, Thomas More, Ulrich van Hutten, George Buchanan, and Hugo Grotius.
Here the author explores the Lucretian adaptations of writers such as Lorenzo Bonincontri, Gian Gioviano Pontano, Michele Marullo, Jacopo Sannazaro, Mario Equicola, Pietro Vettori, Bernardo Tasso, and Sperone Speroni.
11-13) to many sonnets composed in the 15th and 16th centuries by Jacopo Sannazaro, Panfilo Sasso, Pietro Bembo, Ercole Strozzi, and Michelangelo Buonarroti.
Dos que merecem dedicatoria nestes hendecassilabos, mencione-se, alem do ja referido Pietro Sumnonte, Jacopo Sannazaro, que ficou a dever a Pontano o seu nome humanista de Actius Sincerus.
17) One of his contemporaries and associates was Jacopo Sannazaro (1458-1530), whose Rime, published posthumously in 1530, are more derivative and "orthodox" in their Petrarchan elocutionary strategies than his, and certainly less varied and extensive in their thematic motifs.
Given that this is the first printed edition of the poem, by definition it never had the critical success of the better-known Christias of Marco Girolamo Vida or the De partu virginis of Jacopo Sannazaro.
Also worthy of mention among the epic poets is Jacopo Sannazaro (1457/8-1530) of Naples, whose Italian pastoral romance Arcadia (Venice, 1502) and De partu Virginis, a heroic treatment of the nativity in Latin, were found on four lists and two lists respectively.
Its literary star was Jacopo Sannazaro, but his elegant output in both Latin and Italian remains more of a name known to all than a text read even by a few.