In 1453 Niccolò Perotti dedicated to his brother, Helius, his metrical treatise based on the poems of Horace and Boethius, whilst for his friend, Giacomo Schioppo, wrote, his De generibus metrorum. Although in the dedicatory letters relatives and friends are addressed by Perotti, he has in mind an ideal readership, who could appreciate the new approach of the two treatises, namely Bessarion and Lorenzo Valla. In particular, the preface to the De generibus provides important details about the imitative attitude of the young Perotti towards Lorenzo Valla’s empiric approach to the linguistic problems. Like Valla, Perotti tended to discard the Medieval authorities and to take into account the examples taken from the ancient poets and the ancient metric theories, transmitted by Servius’ De centum metris and the Greek treatise of Hephaestio preserved in a MS belonging to his patron, the Cardinal Bessarion.

I trattati metrici di Perotti e l'insegnamento di Lorenzo Valla

ABBAMONTE, GIANCARLO
2014

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In 1453 Niccolò Perotti dedicated to his brother, Helius, his metrical treatise based on the poems of Horace and Boethius, whilst for his friend, Giacomo Schioppo, wrote, his De generibus metrorum. Although in the dedicatory letters relatives and friends are addressed by Perotti, he has in mind an ideal readership, who could appreciate the new approach of the two treatises, namely Bessarion and Lorenzo Valla. In particular, the preface to the De generibus provides important details about the imitative attitude of the young Perotti towards Lorenzo Valla’s empiric approach to the linguistic problems. Like Valla, Perotti tended to discard the Medieval authorities and to take into account the examples taken from the ancient poets and the ancient metric theories, transmitted by Servius’ De centum metris and the Greek treatise of Hephaestio preserved in a MS belonging to his patron, the Cardinal Bessarion.
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