Venezia e Aristotele (ca. 1450-ca. 1600): greco, latino e italiano
From 21st April to 19th May 2016, The Marciana Library and the University of Warwick are pleased to announce the exhibition Venice and Aristotle (c. 1450-c. 1600): From Greek and Latin to the Vernacular, to be held in the Sale Monumentali of the Marciana Library in Venice. This exhibition, curated by Alessio Cotugno and David A. Lines (University of Warwick), highlights the role played by Venice in the Renaissance interpretation and dissemination of the works of Aristotle, who remained the most intensely studied philosopher of antiquity until at least 1700. Around thirty manuscripts and printed editions show how Venice's engagement with Aristotle expanded from Greek and Latin to Italian, which increasingly became a legitimate language for literary and philosophical studies in the sixteenth century.
Dates for your diary:
- Wednesday 20th April, at noon
- Thursday 21st April, at noon
inauguration ceremony of the exhibition
Friday 6th May, 5:00 pm
book launch. Francesco Bruni (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) and Pietro B. Rossi (University of Turin) will present the exhibition’s catalogue and the recent volume ‘Aristotele fatto volgare’: Tradizione aristotelica e cultura volgare nel Rinascimento, ed. by David A. Lines and Eugenio Refini. Welcome address by Maurizio Messina (Director of the Marciana Library).
Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
Piazzetta San Marco n.7
It is possible to enter the Monumental Rooms from Museo Correr (Piazza San Marco, Ala Napoleonica) with the ticket of Musei di Piazza San Marco (valid for Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Monumental Rooms of Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana and Palazzo Ducale).
10.00 – 19.00 (ticket office 10.00 – 18.00) - from 1st April to 31st October
10.00 – 17.00 (ticket office 10.00 – 16.00) - from 1st November to 31st March