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De Vulgari Eloquentia

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into pri ...more
235 pages
Published 1982 by Universidad Complutense (first published 1305)
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Silvia
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Questo trattato in latino sulla poesia in volgare è sicuramente interessante per uno studente che ha appena iniziato a studiare Lettere, ma io ho trovato molto più bello il primo libro, dove Dante spiegava l'origine delle diverse lingue con la confusio che si era generata per colpa della costruzione della Torre di Babele.
Infatti da una lingua adamitica, l'uomo, per esito del peccato, ha ricevuto lingue diverse che Dante nomina con la rispettiva particella affermativa.
L'autore nel primo libro
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Shelves: 2013
This is not a novel to read for entertainment, but a theory of how Latin transformed to Italian and other romance languages. It's pretty interesting, though.
Alex Griffiths
Feb 05, 2011 Alex Griffiths rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: italian-lit
What can I say? I'm a language nerd. Reading about the virtues of Italian dialects in Italian is just heaven. So I didn't enjoy the "How to write a perfect canzone" masterclass, but Dante did a good job in breaking down the dialectal barriers in Italy. I'd definitely read more books like this, given half a chance.
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Mar 03, 2013 Jakk Hayes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first books is extremely interesting; the second, less so (at least, as far as I am concerned).
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A curiosity.
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