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Galileo in Europa


La scelta del volgare e la traduzione latina del Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi



Marco Bianchi    Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt    

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In addition to his capital contribution to science and philosophy, Galileo is also celebrated as a master of the Italian language. The first part of the book focuses on the explicit passages in which the scientist justifies the choice of language, on the few Latin letters of his and on the coexistence of Italian and Latin in the last work (Discourses and Mathematical Demonstrations Relating to Two New Sciences). Subject of the second part is the Latin translation of the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, which was published in 1635 by Matthias Bernegger. Particular attention is given to the history of the translation and to the rendering of Galileo’s terminology, idiomatic expressions and metaphors.

Keywords: Galileo Galilei. Matthias Bernegger. History of the Italian language. Neo-Latin. Modern Latin. Scientific translation. Literature and science.

Submitted: Feb. 28, 2020
Accepted: March 23, 2020
Published: Dec. 1, 2020

Language: it

ISBN (print): 978-88-6969-451-6
ISBN (ebook): 978-88-6969-450-9
DOI 10.30687/978-88-6969-450-9

permalink http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-450-9

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