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Journal
2009 | 11 | 1-2 |
Article title

Wilno jako Rzym, czyli nieznany list Stanisława Rakowskiego do Andrzeja Trzebickiego

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The article contains a commentary and a critical edition of a letter by Stanisław Rakowski. The letter is part of an anonymous silva rerum edition (Jagiellonian Library, manuscript 2568, p. 92r-93r) from the first half of the 17th century, containing also collections of orations and poems. Its author, a canon and king Ladislaus IV’s secretary, sent it probably in the spring of 1639 from Wilno to a friend in Italy. The correspondence is a brilliant example of familiar, jocose, and erudite writing in which the author offers a comparison between Wilno and Rome. His description of the Lithuanian capital is based on a rhetorical theme and allusions to the classics as summoned up in a comical mention of Pogoń (Chase) – the emblem of the Great Duchy of Lithuania. The letter concludes with a personal, pessimistic reflection about a lifestyle that was new to Rakowski (who was only starting his career at the court).
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Year
Volume
11
Issue
1-2
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published
2009
online
2009-01-25
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bwmeta1.element.ojs-issn-2084-3844-year-2009-volume-11-issue-1-2-article-4681
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