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little disappointed by these verses I shouldn t be surprised as they written n mitation of Catullus the Roman poet I favor least Pontano s naughty verses are amusing but utterly lack the fire of Catullus But Pontano was obviously a much happier man and his lines capture something summery and ndolent And shocking really so. Giovanni Gioviano Pontano 1426 1503 was an mportant humanist and scholar of Renaissance Italy the presiding spirit of #The Accademia Pontaniana And #Accademia Pontaniana and minister and tutor to the Aragonese Kings of Naples He was also the most nnovative and versati. .
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papillisnudo pectine. Le Latin poet of uattrocento Italy His Two Bookspectine. Le Latin poet of uattrocento Italy His Two Books Hendecasyllables given the subtitle Baiae by their first editor Pietro Summonte experiment brilliantly with the metrical form associated principally with the ancient Latin poet Catullus The poems Nudulisue coxis et nudis pedibus genuue nudo Gracious one gets the dea And even though Pontano suggests It s all right amid the Socratic booksAnd amid the pursuit of wisdom friendTo ntermingle gentle play I don t think there was a #lot reading going on at Pontano s estate O noctes #of reading going on at Pontano s O noctes ter uater beataso somnos sine fine prurientes Must have been nice. Re the elegant offspring of Pontano's leisure written to celebrate love good wine friendship nature and all the pleasures of life to be found at the seaside resort of Baiae on the Bay of Naples They are translated here for the first time nto Englis.