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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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Nel tempo le teorie attributive si sono moltiplicate, portando le prove per una possibile paternita di: Brunetto Latini, Rustico Filippi, Dante da Maiano, Lippo Pasci de' Bardi (ovvero "l'amico di Dante"), Dante degli Abati, Durante di Giovanni, Folgore da San Gimignano, Antonio Pucci, (6) Guido Cavalcanti, Francesco da Barberino, Immanuel Romano, Cecco Angiolieri, Guillaume Durand.
His examples are the story of Procne and Philomela from Ovid's Metamorphosis, the story of Esther and Haman from the Old Testament, as retold by Brunetto Latini, and the story of Amata, the Queen of the Latins, from Virgil's Aeneid.
She suddenly recognises a man she knew 20 years earlier as an office boy from a respectable family: "How ever did you get here?" she asks, echoing Dante's question to his old teacher Brunetto Latini. Ortese, who at the time lived a hand-to-mouth writer's existence, knew all too well the precarious nature of respectability.
Among them are encountering snarks in Anglo-Saxon translation: one translator's top 10 list, sarcasm and its consequences in diplomacy and politics in medieval Italy: Brunetto Latini's letter to Pavia and Dante's Monarchia, self-evident morals: affective reversal as social critique in Henryson's fables, poking [fun] at [the foibles of] the flesh: the Galician-Portuguese cantigas d'escarnho e de mal dizer, sarcasm in medieval German and Old Norse literature: the dark side of human human behavior from the Hildebrandslied to Fortunatus, and snarky shrews: gender comedy and the uses of sarcasm.
Esta forma enciclopedica es lo que mas fascinaria a los lectores de la Edad Media, pues la obra pliniana ejerce una fuerte influencia en los bestiarios medievales; pero, tambien otros textos deben a Plinio mucho de su contenido, como las Etimologias de San Isidoro, el Liber monstrorum, El libro del tesoro de Brunetto Latini --citado por Borges en otras obras--y el liber de Propietatibus Rerum de Bartolome el Ingles, ambos del siglo XIII (Acosta 43).
Twice he sidesteps specific annotation of his use of Inferno 14-16, wherein Dante encounters the violent against nature in the third ring of the seventh circle, comparing to those sinners the individuals who reacted with hostility to Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and then quoting the famous lines of Brunetto Latini about the fiery rain that falls upon them, an inexcusable failure to recognize the scriptural allusion to Genesis 19:24-25 that conventionally illuminates the text in every set of explanatory notes.
From individuals like Brunetto Latini, Dante's great teacher, there begins a line that leads to Petrarch and through Coluccio Salutati down to Pico della Mirandola and Erasmus.
Brunetto Latini's name emerges from scholarship rather in incidental references by or in connection with Latini's purported pupil, Dante Aligheri, than in studies devoted to Latini's work.
Irvin argues that Aristotle's moral philosophy, which came to Gower through Brunetto Latini, was a major influence on Gower's understanding of what it means to make and to do.
Seriam elas os Ars dictaminis, especialmente o composto por Guido Faba; depois documentos oficiais, como os Breves de Siena (1250) e a Constituicao na versao latina da mesma cidade, de 1262; como terceira fonte, e mais importante, os tratados de governo, entre os quais, destacam-se Oculus pastoralis (1220) de autoria desconhecida, De sapientia potestatis (1240) de Orfino de Lodi, o Liber de regimine civitatum (1253) de Giovanni da Viterbo e, por fim, Li livres dou tresor (1266) de Brunetto Latini. A partir dessa perspectiva, ja fica muito clara a distincao entre as ideias apresentadas por Quentin Skinner e aquelas presentes nas abordagens tradicionais que tomam tal epoca e o mesmo objeto como estudo.