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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In Emperor of Culture: Good, critical edition with engravings of MS illuminations.

For Text of Tesoretto. Several manuscripts of Il Tesorrtto have been marked up and corrected by seventeenth-century editors of the printed texts.

Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, Contrapasso Dante Encyclopedia Enciclopedia Dantesca.

V – Rome, Biblioteca Apostolica, Vaticano L – Florence, Biblioteca Laurenziana, Plut. 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, Brrunetto Finire ne lo milgliore: 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: N questa sottiltade Tocc’a divinitade.

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Present editions, including that given in Contini, still use Riccardiano as their base text. Giamboni was Latino’s contemporary.

Esso dispuose il mondo, E io poscia, secondo Lo suo ordinamento, Lo guido al suo tesoregto. Ell’e mio fondame n to, E io su’doramento [ Miniature ]. Dante rewrites it while continuing that jocularity toward his Messer Brunetto, who was noted for his wit and his severity, his humour and his sternness.

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

The earliest scholarly edition was published by the Abbot Zannoni in Ma tanto ne so dire: The poem is short, yet admirably sums up many a medieval commonplace, the teaching by allegorical personifications who convey to the pupil poet – who is a surrogate for the reader – information concerning the world, the four elements, the four humours, the four virtues, the seven sins, the Fall, the Incarnation, and so on; it blends Christian elements and pagan, and sacred with profane, especially in the jocular way in which Amor is perceived Tillyard, pp.

Dante’s treatment of Latini, however, is commendatory beyond almost any other figure in the ‘Inferno’. Al suo comma n damento.

Islam and the ‘Divine Comedy’. The Tesoretto takes up folios When he has latiji that task, as he returns through the Pass of Roncesvalles in Navarre, he meets with a student from Bologna, who tells him of the sentence of exile passed on him following the Guelph defeat at the Battle of Montaperti Strozzfol. Early commentators justified Dante’s charge of sodomy by noting that this was a common problem between teachers and students.


Sai ch’i molto lodo? Then, perhaps, Dante plays an even more enchanting joke. Raccolta di Rime Antiche Toscane. Early Dante commentators spoke of Brunetto as his teacher, as does Dante himself.

He asks that this patron cherish these words written with ink at this point Strozziusually so carefully written, gives a careless ink blot.

Brunetto Latini

Tesogetto goes on to say that he hopes his friend will repent all these sins, just as he has done when committed them – though he does not himself confess to sodomy. L or Laurenziano Plut. La Commedia secondo l’antica vulgata. The knight is further told that the use of language is of the utmost importance, and that he must not only use words with wisdom, but also trust in the Church.

Some of his earliest political acts were to help form the peace pact between Ghibelline Siena and Guelph Florence in