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2011 | 13 | 24 | 87-100
Article title

Podróż do nowej Arkadii. Wizja Włoch w elegiach Klemensa Janicjusza

Authors
Title variants
EN
The Journey to the New Arcadia. The Picture of Italy in the Elegies by Klemens Janicjusz
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The author presents ways in which Klemens Janicjusz (Clemens Ianicius, 1516–1543), certainly the most significant neo-Latin poet of early Renaissance in Poland, constructs the image of Italy in his autobiographical cycles of elegies (Tristium liber unus, Variorum elegiarum liber unus). Janicjusz, born in the peasant family, could have studied at the University in Padua thanks to a scholarship funded by his patrons. He gave to Italy a status of an exceptional place that combines features typical of Arcadia (a mild climate, a humanfriendly nature, the unique customs of inhabitants) with the atmosphere favourable to scientists and artists (the place where Muses moved from Greece). The poet had to leave Padua because of his illness, which meant to him a kind of exile from the ideal land and made him aware that his dreams about artistic fame and completing his humanity would never realise.
Year
Volume
13
Issue
24
Pages
87-100
Physical description
Dates
online
2012-05-20
Contributors
author
  • Instytut Literatury Polskiej Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
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