Le aquile e i draghi. Su un'allusione di Giovan Battista Marino a papa Paolo V e a Scipione Borghese

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Eagles and dragons. On an allusion by Giovan Battista Marino to Pope Paul V and Scipione Borghese

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to shed light on a hidden allusion in "Il ritratto del Serenissimo Don Carlo Emanuello" (1608) by Giovan Battista Marino which has until now escaped the attention of the readers of this panegyric. When he writes about «eagles» and «dragons», not only does Marino describe the military insignia of ancient Rome, but also hints ironically at the coat of arms of pope Paolo V and his nephew, cardinal Scipione Borghese, who had always been hostile towards the poet, despite the latter’s attempts at reconciliation in the following years.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Eagles and dragons. On an allusion by Giovan Battista Marino to Pope Paul V and Scipione Borghese
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)119-124
Number of pages6
JournalTESTO
Volume38
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Cardinal Scipione Borghese
  • Carlo Emanuele I di Savoia
  • Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy
  • Marino Giovan Battista
  • Pope Paul V
  • cardinale Scipione Borghese
  • panegirici
  • panegyrics
  • papa Paolo V

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