La storia dura 6 giorni, dal 20 al 25 aprile le feste di Pale. Qui tristemente si conclude la storia. Essa venne componendosi nel lungo arco di tempo di circa 20 anni. Sembra che intorno al , il poeta compose alcune ecloghe di ambientazione pastorale le attuali I, II, VI , e solo dopo decise di fonderle assieme, continuarle, e costruire una storia . Forse al risale la prima redazione del testo, il cui titolo era Aeglogorum liber Arcadius inscriptus, e poi Libro pastorale nominato intitulato Arcadio . Di questa prima versione ci sono rimasti diciannove codici che furono diffusi nei principali centri culturali italiani.
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Biography[ edit ] He was born in at Naples of a noble family of the Lomellina , that claimed to derive its name from a seat in Lombard territory, at San Nazaro near Pavia.
His father died ca , during the boyhood of Jacopo, who was brought up at Nocera Inferiore and at San Cipriano Piacentino hosted at the home of Family Sabato, located in Via Santilli whose rural atmosphere colored his poetry. In —85 he campaigned twice with Alfonso against papal forces near Rome.
His withdrawal from Naples as a young man, sometimes treated as biographical, is apparently a purely literary trope. He speedily achieved fame as a poet and a place as a courtier. The later years of the poet seem to have been spent at Naples. In he succeeded the humanist Pietro Summonte as head of the Pontanian academy.
Begun in early life and published in Naples in , the Arcadia is a pastoral Romance , in which Sincero, the persona of the poet, disappointed in love, withdraws from the city Naples in this case to pursue in Arcadia an idealized pastoral existence among the shepherd-poets, in the manner of the Idylls of Theocritus.
But a frightful dream induces him to return to the city, traversing a dark tunnel to his native Naples, where he learns of the death of his beloved. It was the first pastoral work in Renaissance Europe to gain international success. In addition to its pastoral setting, the other great originality of the work stems from its novel structure of alternating prose and verse.
With the Arcadia behind him, Sannazaro concentrated on Latin works of classical inspiration. His Virgilian bucolic works include the five Eclogae piscatoriae, eclogues on themes connected with the Bay of Naples , three books of elegies, and three books of epigrams. Jacopo Sannazaro, Naples and Rome, , where the manner of Petrarch is paramount. He also wrote some savage and caustic epigrams.
This epigram caused immense grief to the Pope. The distinguished Latinist Michael C. The beloved pen-friend was Antonio Seripando, brother of the Augustinian friar Girolamo In the eighteenth century the ecclesiastical authorities tried to give a less profane aspect to the composition, by engraving the name of David under the Apollo, and of Judith under the Minerva" Rodolfo Lanciani, Pagan and Christian Rome , ch.
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"Arcadia" di Jacopo Sannazaro: riassunto e commento
Form[ edit ] Arcadia by Sannazaro could be considered a prosimetrum — a combination of prose and verse. The alternation of prose and verse is consistent, but each varies considerably. Many portions of the prose are merely descriptive. Others sections, especially in the second half of the poem, are more narrative. Like the prose, the poetry is varied with a number of different poetical forms, including frottola , barzelletta , madrigal , and canzona.
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