Secretum (Opere latine / Francesco Petrarca) (Italian Edition) [Francesco Petrarca] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Secretum [Francesco Petrarch, J.G. Nichols] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. By writing what he called a “secret book” – taking the shape. Petrarch’s Secret; or, the Soul’s Conflict with Passion by Francesco Petrarca. Book Cover. Download; Bibrec.

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In the Middle Ages, traces of melancholy are found in the sin of acedia still today considered a rather “medieval” vice. Petrarch explains that he recorded the conversations in this little book so that he: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Attributed to an excess of black bile in the body, the earliest documented form of this ailment came to be known as “melancholy;” paramount among its effects was the emergence of a severely split being sincerely pursuing Virtue, yet markedly susceptible to the Passions that threatened to veer him off his course. Augustine does have a way of bringing everything back to death again Especially important are his rejection of love for temporal things not because it is a sin, but because it prevents him from knowing the eternal, a position that resembles classical philosophy far more than the contemporary Christian theology.

The dialogue opens with Augustine chastising Petrarch for ignoring his own mortality and his fate in the afterlife by not devoting himself fully to God.

He studied the classics in France and continued his education at the University of Bologna in Italy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In the first dialogue he really hammers home the death-obsession that he believes is key, but fortunately it’s not quite so bad over the remaining two — where he addresses Petrarch’s other faults.

Augustine does touch on a few more relevant, personal concerns — as in the nicely expressed: I would prefer to be some inert stone than to be tormented by so many stirrings of the flesh.

Augustine mortality — well, the mortal life — is of course almost just incidental: The Secret, Petrarch’s autobiographical treatise translated here from the Latin, represents a “humanist manifesto” central to understanding European culture during the The dialogue then turns to the question of Petrarch’s seeming lack of free will, and Augustine explains that it is his love for temporal things specifically Lauraand his pursuit of fame through poetry that “bind his will in adamantine chains”.


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He incorrectly petratca that he would be remembered for the Latin works, but it was his Italian lyric poetry that influenced both the content and form of all subsequent European poetry.

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Classical languages and literature American University StudiesAmerican university studies. Francesco PetrarcaDavy A. Here, more obviously, Petrarch is talking with himself, wondering about how he has spent his life and whether those ambitious projects — unfinished, in some cases, still — were really worth it.

Augustine, but is — and largely remains — miles away from his position, an interesting approach in a dialogue that is presumably meant to lead to resolution but then it doesn’t, of course.

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How much of the many things that you have read has remained implanted in your mind, has taken root, has borne timely fruits? Although he never revealed her true name, nor, apparently, ever expressed his love to her directly, he made her immortal with his Canzoniere date unknownor songbook, a collection of lyric poems and sonnets that rank among the most beautiful written in Italian, or in any other language.

The manifestations of this malady pervade his oeuvre as a whole: Very rarely, and then so sluggishly that your thoughts do not penetrate to the depths of your predicament. Augustine wants him to be. Simple as it would appear to grasp, for St. My Secret Book – UK. The most important classical Greek heroes were believed to suffer from a physical, mental, and spiritual illness shown negatively to alter their general state of being.

Mon secret – France. Other notable influences include Cicero and other Pre-Christian thinkers. Classical writers are also regarded as sources of authority supporting Christianity, and Secretum quotes them more frequently than scripture. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs.


Petrarch’s Secret; or, the Soul’s Conflict with Passion by Francesco Petrarca – Free Ebook

And Petrarch doesn’t seem to get the import of this. Augustine sends some mixed messages: Secretum De secreto conflictu curarum mearumtranslated petarrca The Secret or My Secret Book is a trilogy of dialogues in Latin written by Petrarch sometime from toin which he examines his faith with the help of Saint Augustineand “in the presence of The Lady Truth”.

Account Options Sign in. What it’s really all about is the everafter. I must say with all due respect that you have gone seriously astray by exhausting yourself in the effort to write books, particularly at your age. Like the major Italian poet Dante Secretu, Petrarch chose to write his most intimate feelings in his native Italian, rather than the Latin customary at that time.

Globally defined as a state of “general apathy,” acedia was believed more egregiously to affect solitary religious figures devoted to prayer. And then there’s all that book-writing when he could have been contemplating death!

No eBook available Amazon. This bilingual I Tatti Renaissance Library edition, with the original Latin facing the only occasionally too fresh English of Nicholas Mann’s translation, certainly presents the text — along with a helpful, succinct Introduction, and useful notes and bibliographic information — ideally. So while still stuck on earth, man should really get his act together and focus on death and what happens then.

Petrarch is concerned about his mortality — but not entirely in the way St. Retrieved from ” https: He’s as concerned with posterity, and with having lived a full, rich life while still a simple mortal man, not too concerned yet with what becomes of his soul or whatever it is that takes the next steps. Lang- Fiction – pages 0 Reviews https: I never heard anything more absurd” and, yes, ‘Come off it, please!