Variazioni umanistiche su Catullo
Il caso di Nicolò d'Arco
Nicolò d’Arco (Trentino, Northern Italy) was an appreciated Latin poet and courtier of the first half of the sixteenth century, connected to the House of Gonzaga and to Mantua. His collection of verses, the so-called Numeri, contains erotic, political, and religious texts in Latin, addressed to many different patrons and friends. This paper focuses on an elegy in which the poet shows a strong and individual imitation of Catullus, and seeks to underline the relationship between the neo-Latin poet and the classical author.
Keywords: Neo-Latin elegy • Fortuna Catulli • Catullus • Neo-Latin poetry • Nicolò d’Arco