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Early Lives of Dante

Giovanni Boccaccio

This recording contains two early biographies of Dante, both written by notable Florentine literati. Giovanni Boccaccio (1313 -1375) was an Italian poet, most famous for his monumental collection of tales, The Decameron. Like Dante, Boccacio was one of the first writers to use the Italian vernacular. Lionardo Bruni (Aretino) (1369- 1444) was an accredited historian and man of letters. His short biography was inspired by reading the version of Dante's life by Boccaccio, who he considered had mispresented Dante by over-emphasizing the influence of his association with Beatrice. In his collection Wicksteed also included short articles wrtten by the Florentine banker and diplomat Giovanni Villani (c. 1276 – 1348), his nephew, the historian Filippo Villani (fl. 15th century) and Boccaccio.(Summary by Algy Pug)

This recording contains two early biographies of Dante, both written by notable Florentine literati. Giovanni Boccaccio (1313 -1375) was an Italian poet, most famous for his monumental collection of tales, The Decameron. Like Dante, Boccacio was one of the first writers to use the Italian vernacular. Lionardo Bruni (Aretino) (1369- 1444) was an accredited historian and man of letters. His short biography was inspired by reading the version of Dante's life by Boccaccio, who he considered had mispresented Dante by over-emphasizing the influence of his association with Beatrice. In his collection Wicksteed also included short articles wrtten by the Florentine banker and diplomat Giovanni Villani (c. 1276 – 1348), his nephew, the historian Filippo Villani (fl. 15th century) and Boccaccio.(Summary by Algy Pug)
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This recording contains two early biographies of Dante, both written by notable Florentine literati. Giovanni Boccaccio (1313 -1375) was an Italian poet, most famous for his monumental collection of tales, The Decameron. Like Dante, Boccacio was one of the first writers to use the Italian vernacular. Lionardo Bruni (Aretino) (1369- 1444) was an accredited historian and man of letters. His short biography was inspired by reading the version of Dante's life by Boccaccio, who he considered had mispresented Dante by over-emphasizing the influence of his association with Beatrice. In his collection Wicksteed also included short articles wrtten by the Florentine banker and diplomat Giovanni Villani (c. 1276 – 1348), his nephew, the historian Filippo Villani (fl. 15th century) and Boccaccio.(Summary by Algy Pug)

Language:

English

Narrators:

Algy Pug

Length:

3h 53m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:30