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13 02, 2016

Friuli and the Divine Comedy

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Dante refers to the Friulian people naming them "Aquilegienses" since the town Aquileia was at his time the political, religious and cultural centre of the region. Due probably to that cultural environment, the fate of Dante’s poem in Friuli was quite prompt, so that the most ancient Friulian library, the "Guarneriana" of San Daniele, preserves one of the most ancient illuminated manuscripts of the poem. Furthermore, the Friulian language boasts several translations of the Divine Comedy, two of them complete and in terza rima. [...]

6 02, 2016

FRIULIAN – Aurelio Venuti

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Aurelio Venuti Aurelio Venuti was born in Reana del Rojale (Udine) in 1945; he took his degree in Literature and for 40 years taught in schools in Friuli. Right from his schooldays he worked out a very personal way of reading the classics which consists of translating texts into other known languages while remaining faithful to the meter and stylistic features of the originals. In this way he studied Greek lyrical poetry, Homerian poems and the Latin poets, reworking them into Latin, Italian [...]