Jennifer K. Nelson

Gian Vittorio Rossi’s Eudemiae libri decem

Edited and Translated with an Introduction and Notes
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Gian Vittorio Rossi (1577–1647) was an active participant in the intellectual and artistic community in Rome orbiting around Pope Urban VIII and the powerful Barberini family. His prolific literary output encompassed letters, dialogues, orations, biographies, poetry, and fiction. A superlative Latinist, Rossi unleashed his biting wit and deep knowledge of Classical literature against perceived societal wrongs. Set on the fictional island of Eudemia in the first century CE, Eudemiae libri decem is a satirical novel that criticizes Rossi’s own society for its system of patronage and favors that he saw as rewarding wealth and opulence over skill and hard work. An understudied figure, Rossi’s involvement with one of Rome’s premier literary academies and his relationships with intellectuals in Italy and throughout Europe provide a unique insider view of seventeenth-century Rome.

List of Abbreviations

Gian Vittorio Rossi and Eudemia
Life of Gian Vittorio Rossi
Gian Vittorio Rossi: vita
Intellectual and Artistic Milieu of Seventeenth-Century Rome
Gian Vittorio Rossi: Works
Literary Models for Eudemia
Eudemia: Story Outline and Themes

Epistola dedicatoria – Dedicatory Letter
Lectori salutem – To the Reader
Argumentum – Plot Summary
Liber I – Book One
Liber II – Book Two
Liber III – Book Three
Liber IV – Book Four
Liber V – Book Five
Liber VI – Book Six
Liber VII – Book Seven
Liber VIII – Book Eight
Liber IX – Book Nine
Liber X – Book Ten

Appendix A: Key To the Pseudonyms in Eudemia
Appendix B: Gian Vittorio Rossi’s Published Works
Index nominum

Jennifer K. Nelson received a Ph. D. in Classics from the University of Florida, an M. A. in Classics and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Kentucky, an M. A. in Italian from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a B. A. in Italian Literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Since 2005 she has been the Reference Librarian for the Robbins Collection in Civil and Religious Law at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She was the 2019 recipient of the ESS De Gruyter European Librarianship Study Grant and has received numerous travel grants from the Librarians Association of the University of California to attend conferences where she has presented papers on Gian Vittorio Rossi and his milieu.
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ISBN 978-3-8233-8430-4
EAN 9783823384304
Bibliographie 1. Auflage
Seiten 621
Format gebunden
Ausgabename 18430-1
Verlag Gunter Narr Verlag
Herausgeber Jennifer K. Nelson
Erscheinungsdatum 15.02.2021
Lieferzeit 1-3 Tage