25 12, 2012

Introduction (Neapolitan)

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In De Vulgari Eloquentia Dante did not particularly dwell on the Neapolitan dialect, which he perhaps did not know well enough, but limited himself to citing it together with the Gaetan dialect as an example of the marked linguistic differentiation even between towns very close to one another, then inserting it into the broader linguistic southern region which he called Apulia. (1) Otherwise, it does not seem that Naples, its monuments and its cultural riches were much in the forefront of Dante’s thoughts.  Indeed, it [...]