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manuscript of Brunetto Latini’s Tesoretto (Florence, Biblioteca. Medicea- Laurenziana, Strozzi ) from the early Trecento.” This particular exemplar features a. Brunetto Latini (c. –) was an Italian philosopher, scholar, notary, and statesman. While in France, he wrote his Italian Tesoretto and in French his prose Li Livres dou Trésor, both summaries of the encyclopaedic knowledge of the. Bolton Holloway, Julia, Brunetto Latino, Maestro di Dante Alighieri: An Analytic . Brunetto Latini, Le petit trésor = Il tesoretto, traduit de l’italien.

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There he confesses all his sins, especially that of pride, which had led him to defy God’s Commandments, and he includes even his Tesoretto. They are reputed blind, avaricious, envious and proud. It is a lie that has decieved generations of scholars searching through texts to find a precedent.

Brunetto Latini

Not only was rhetoric to be used in speeches, it was also to be employed in the writing of letters to other bodies of government. Brunetto Latini, La Rettorica. Early commentators justified Dante’s charge of sodomy by noting that this was a common problem between teachers and students. The Ghibellines had demanded reparations from the Florentine Guelphs – which they had been unable to pay.

Introduction, Brunetto Latino, Il Tesoretto, ed. Julia Bolton Holloway

He was unable to locate manuscript C used by Ubaldini which he thought was still in Florence. The Tesoretto takes up folios Latini’s Tesoretto and Dante’s Inferno XV were both written somewhat tongue-in-cheek, yet they also contain the wisdom their personae seek. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Dante’s Ulysses is the supreme example of the rhetorician, yet his use of rhetoric is to betray Troy, and thereby Rome Padoan, p.


Words could be used for the purpose of tyranny – or for freedom. Mai t’o detto assai: He is Chancellor of Florence from to Her teaching provides an excellent survey of the medieval world view.

Other critics point to the fact that, outside of the Divine Comedythere are no firm historical records suggesting Latini was accused of sodomy or homosexual relations – and indeed he seemingly condemns it himself in the Tesoretto.

In the peace between the factions was sealed by such Guelph-Ghibelline marriages as that between Guido Cavalcanti, Dante’s poet friend and a fellow student of Brunetto Latino’s, and the daughter of Farinata degli Uberti. N questa sottiltade Tocc’a divinitade.

brunett C2 or Rome, Accademia dei Lincei, Corsiniano Rossi 4 44 G 3is dated in the third quarter of the fourteenth century. In he was ‘dittatore’ and ‘arringatore’.

That work, written in a Platonic and Stoic contextin turn much influenced Boethius’ Consolationsince part of Boethius’ text is taken word for word from Cicero’s text. Excellent chapter on Brunetto Latino. This edition of Brunetto Latino’s Il Tesorettofirst published in print, next in facsimile, finally on the web, is based, almost no emendation, on the text supplied by a manuscript in the Biblioteca Laurenziana, Strozzi Ulysses is the poetic version of those other figures who are associated with the real Brunetto Latino in life and in Dante’s poetic lines: The Sense of an Ending.

The following lines of Latino: Latino addresses the palinode to his ‘fino amico caro’, his Ciceronian friend. A Latin prose argument precedes the Tesoretto fragment, analyzes the plot, and speaks of Latino’s pilgrim-persona’s obtuseness. I wish to express my gratitude to Princeton University and the Department of English for enabling me to go to Europe in June,to collate the manuscripts of Il Tesoretto in Belgium and Italy, and to travel upon the Compostela pilgrimage route into Spain from Italy and to France.


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The second book, treating vices and virtues, Brunetto likens to precious gems that adorn a chest. Dante writes of the “clerks and great and famous scholars, defiled in the world by one and the same sin”. There he finds a variable landscape that at one moment is deserted, the next has tents, then palaces, in which people are weeping or joyous, in which they are stationary or are chasing or being chased.

Il Tesoretto; Il Favolello. An excellent, learned critical edition of the text. Discusses function of Latin Secretary of State.

An Introduction to Dante and his Times. Latino had penned his letter to the Ghibellines of Pavia sarcastically in the Sicilian, Vignolan, imperial style.

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Vossler despised the Tesoretto. It is also written in a style and orthography with which readers of Dante would be familier.

Argues forcefully for inclusion of Latino and Tesoretto in literary canon.