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||22|
|Rivista||STUDI SUL BOCCACCIO|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2020|
- Boccaccio Giovanni
- De casibus virorum illustrium
- De mulieribus claris