N. 2 (2018): Epistolari dal Due al Seicento. Modelli, questioni ecdotiche, edizioni, cantieri aperti
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Le epistole volgari di Poliziano: questioni ecdotiche ed esegetiche

Elisa Curti
Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia
In copertina: Cornelis Norbertus Gysbrechts, Quodlibet, 1675: olio su tela, 41 x 34,5 cm; Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, Colonia; pubblico dominio

Pubblicato 22.12.2018

Parole chiave

  • Lettere,
  • Angelo Poliziano,
  • dispersione,
  • ricostruzione storica,
  • commento esegetico


After an introductory overview of the textual tradition of Angelo Poliziano’s vernacular letters (40 of which are available to us today), the essay focuses on some ecdotic and exegetical questions that captured the attention of the author as she was working on the critical edition of the Letters. Without pretending to offer a systematic approach to the subject, the article offers several practical examples of the sort of documentary and historical analysis that went into producing the commentary to the Letters.