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Philosophy. CASTELVETRO. Esaminatione sopra la ritorica a Caio Herennio.

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Philosophy. CASTELVETRO. Esaminatione sopra la ritorica a Caio Herennio.
 CASTELVETRO, Lodovico. Esaminatione sopra la ritorica a Caio Herennio fatta per Lodouico Casteluetri, e dedicata all'altezza sereniss.ma del signor Duca di Modana In Modana, per Andrea e Girolamo eredi del Cassiani, 1653

In 4to, mm 215x115; contemporary full vellum binding, gilt title and gilt friezes on leather label on spine divided in 4 parts, Pp. [10], 163, [5]. Printer's mark on title page within a double border, initial letters, woodcut head pieces. Slight spotting of humidity in the most part of the volume slight foxing, nice specimen.

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The author studied law and letters in the University of Bologna, Ferrara and Padua. He graduated in Siena, taught law in the study of Modena from 1532 to 1557, when he left after a bitter dispute with Annibal Caro triggered by a negative opinion expressed by Castelvetro on a Caro song. As a result he received violent accusations of blasphemy and heresy by Caro. He was accused of having translated the Loci communes of Melanchthon had written and published unorthodox propositions. In 1560 he was found guilty by Inquisition and his goods were confiscated.
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