Michele Leoni "foscoliano"

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Michel Leoni, Italian writer and translator (1776-1858), was as collaborator and the first biographer of Ugo Foscolo (1778-1827), one of the main Italian neoclassical writers. Foscolo' work, i.e. his Homeric translations, influenced considerably Leoni's own literay translation of the "Iliad". This essay discusses the attribution to Leoni of some of Foscolo's scattered writings, and the stilistic influence of his Greek translations on Leoni's "Iliade di Omero" (1823-1824).
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationL'Ortis e la Francia
Subtitle of host publicationApprocci e prospettive
EditorsSarah Bearelle
Place of PublicationBruxelles-Bern-Berlin-Frankfurt am Main-New York-Oxford-Wien
PublisherP.I.E.-Peter Lang
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)978-2-87574-105-9
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameIl secolo lungo. Letteratura italiana (1797-1918)

Bibliographical note

Sarah Bearelle


  • Italian literature
  • 19th century
  • Ugo Foscolo
  • Michele Leoni

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