This paper aims to study figurative language in the artes poetriae and its probable influence on Dante’s poetic theory and practice. First of all, I raise the issue of Dante’s education and its possible intersection with the manuscript tradition of artes poetriae; I then proceed to comment evidence of Dante’s acquaintance with these treatises. I especially focus on their development of a theory of transumptio and on their prescriptions concerning metaphors, similes and allegory. Finally, I briefly sketch the evolution of Dante’s theory of figurative language and show how it parallels his expanding metaphoric practice.

«Nova quaedam insita mirifice transsumptio»: il linguaggio figurato tra le artes poetriae e Dante

gaia tomazzoli
2018-01-01

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This paper aims to study figurative language in the artes poetriae and its probable influence on Dante’s poetic theory and practice. First of all, I raise the issue of Dante’s education and its possible intersection with the manuscript tradition of artes poetriae; I then proceed to comment evidence of Dante’s acquaintance with these treatises. I especially focus on their development of a theory of transumptio and on their prescriptions concerning metaphors, similes and allegory. Finally, I briefly sketch the evolution of Dante’s theory of figurative language and show how it parallels his expanding metaphoric practice.
Le poetriae del medioevo latino. Modelli, fortuna, commenti
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