A detailed investigation on dedicatory epistles, proems and conclusions of Boccaccio’s De mulieribus claris e De casibus virorum illustrium shows their shared topics and proves that they were conceived as a different expression of the same literary program. Biographical tales from antiquity to the present time, based on a carefully research of sources, have a deeply instructive and moral purpose. This purpose, which is slightly apparent in De mulieribus, plays a structural role in De casibus and reaches its height in the Decalogue addressed to the powerful which ends the work. A comparison is to be drawn between the biographical pair and the learned one formed by Genealogia and De montibus.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo
|[Autom. eng. transl.] Luoghi liminari Closing of the gods "Famous Women" from "The cases of distinguished '
|Numero di pagine
|STUDI SUL BOCCACCIO
|Stato di pubblicazione
|Pubblicato - 2020
- Boccaccio Giovanni
- De casibus virorum illustrium
- De mulieribus claris