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Una ‘moderna mitologia’ floreale

L’Epitalamio botanico di Giuseppe Barbieri

Francesca Favaro    università di padova    

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A sacred orator and poet, Melchiorre Cesarotti’s scholar and famous, among his contemporaries, as the epic poet of the Euganean Hills, the abbot Giuseppe Barbieri (1774-1852), born in Bassano del Grappa, reveals his fondness for themes linked to the nature also in a juvenile poem, composed in loose hendecasyllables and dedicated to the loves and the nuptials of the plants. In the Botanical Epithalamium, of which a comment is now offered, thanks to the fusion between the memory of the ancient and scientific interests, Barbieri gives a diverse life to multiple plant species and therefore creates a sort of new mythology, of which trees and shrubs, bushes and meadows dotted with corollas remain the protagonists.

Pubblicato
31 Dicembre 2016
Accettato
19 Febbraio 2018
Presentato
23 Gennaio 2018
Lingua
IT

Keywords: PoetryPlantsMythologyFlowersEpithalamia

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