Latini, Brunetto

(redirected from Brunetto Latini)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Milner's "A War of Words: The Politics of Argumentation in Brunetto Latini and Dante" and Spencer Pearce's "The Warfare Within: Conflict Resolution and Integration of the Personality in Purgatorio," act as transitional chapters which bridge Dante's understanding of war with that of peace.
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.
Some themes discussed include Dante and just war; the effects of war on human and social bodies in the Commedia; the politics of argumentation in Brunetto Latini and Dante; conflict resolution on Purgatorio; and civil, spiritual and erotic peace in the Francesca Episode.
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.
They accomplish this by analyzing the cantos of Farinata (Inferno 10), Brunetto Latini (Inferno 15), Mosca dei Lamberti (Inferno 28) and Bocca degli Uberti (Inferno 32), in order to lay out the most salient points about such events as the Buondelmonti marriage and the Battle of Montaperti and their relevance to Dante's poem.
Constantinova, Alexandra (1937), "Li Tresors of Brunetto Latini," The Art Bulletin Vol.
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.
15) Most prominent among them is Brunetto Latini, traditionally identified as Dante's own poetry teacher, who, before he recognizes Dante, eyes him up and down as men are wont to do "under the light of the new moon," grabbing his hem and exclaiming, "What a marvel
52-54) sino la ideologia sobre el buen gobierno de las ciudades que cultivaron ciertos autores pre-humanistas, entre los que destaca la figura de Brunetto Latini (circa 1220-1294); y en segundo termino, que el pensamiento de estos autores, a diferencia de lo que se ha tendido a considerar (Hans Baron, J.
2) The learned Brunetto Latini writes of common speech in his Tresor: Et ce soit loins de nous et remaigne a la nichete des femes et dou menu peuple, car il n 'ont que faire des citaines choses ('and may it be foreign to us and be left to the foolishness of women and of the lower classes, for they should have nothing to do with civic matters') (Carmody ed.
He examines ethics, economics, politics, and cosmography in the tale and notes the commonalities between Giles of Rome and the work of other political theorists like John of Wales, Thomas Aquinas, and Brunetto Latini.