The paper begins by looking at the most recent edition of Alberti’s Latin works, whose textual and literary acquisitions are taken as a starting point for further analyses of a key problem in Alberti’s writings: that is the question of originality, first of all in comparison to classical authors. The paper will focus on this crucial theme, through a close examination of paradigmatic introductions, from De commodis to Momus, and selected passages from vernacular works, particularly from Profugiorum ab erumna libri. The pursuit of writing “something new” – as far as difficult or nearly impossible to get for a modern author, because of ancient authors’ writings about everything – not only joins Latin and vernacular works but shows Alberti’s subtle and depth consciousness of the original foundations that mark his modernity.

Aliquid novi : alcune considerazioni su novità e modernità nell'Alberti latino e volgare / A.M. Cabrini. - In: ACME. - ISSN 0001-494X. - 65:3(2012), pp. 123-137. [10.7358/acme-2012-003-cabr]

Aliquid novi : alcune considerazioni su novità e modernità nell'Alberti latino e volgare

A.M. Cabrini
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2012

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The paper begins by looking at the most recent edition of Alberti’s Latin works, whose textual and literary acquisitions are taken as a starting point for further analyses of a key problem in Alberti’s writings: that is the question of originality, first of all in comparison to classical authors. The paper will focus on this crucial theme, through a close examination of paradigmatic introductions, from De commodis to Momus, and selected passages from vernacular works, particularly from Profugiorum ab erumna libri. The pursuit of writing “something new” – as far as difficult or nearly impossible to get for a modern author, because of ancient authors’ writings about everything – not only joins Latin and vernacular works but shows Alberti’s subtle and depth consciousness of the original foundations that mark his modernity.
Alberti ; Umanesimo
Settore L-FIL-LET/10 - Letteratura Italiana
Settore L-FIL-LET/08 - Letteratura Latina Medievale e Umanistica
2012
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