5 12, 2012

Introduction (Bolognese)

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In De Vulgari Eloquentia (I.XV and II.VII ) Dante identifies the aesthetic value of the Bolognese vernacular in its pleasant suavitas. The Poet had familiarity with Bologna, where it seems that he stayed several times, and in the Divine Comedy we find different Bolognese characters and politicians from the late thirteenth century. Among them there is Venedico Caccianemici, whom Dante encounters in the bolgia of panders (Inf., XVIII, 46-63). In fact, this man was not a particularly recommendable guy: he was native of Bologna, but [...]