Leopardi, Giacomo
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Italian poet and philologist. Born Recanati (Marche) 29. 6. 1798, into a noble family, died Naples 14. 6. 1837. Educated by private tutors; learned various languages. First translations from Greek and Latin from 1809, and composition of various writings on literature, philology and history of scholarship. First publications in print from 1816 [12. 161 f.]. 1822/23 first stay at Rome after fleeing his parents’ house. 1825–1828 at Milan, Bo…

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Schmitz, Dietmar, “Leopardi, Giacomo”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00419>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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