This article illustrates the relationship Petrarch established with the ancient authors, following the clues offered by Book XXIV of the ‘Familiares’ and by the letter constituting a prohemium to the collection: what emerges is dusty papers, books saved from fire, ancient authors represented as contemporary friends, expressions and images used for Cicero or Livy now adapted for Petrarch. The contraction of the time gap, made possible by a different measuring of time, sets Petrarch on the same plan as the ancients.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] Contemporary Petrarch of the Ancients. Traces from the 'Family Members' (prefatory letter and book XXIV)|
|Numero di pagine||23|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2012|