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Commedia Togata: the Terenzio of Goldoni and the contest for literary authority

Abstract:

This paper examines the competition for authority between two mid-18th century Italian comic poets - Carlo Goldini and Pietro Chiari - and the importance of this appeal to classical authority. Concentrating on the Moliere and Terenzio of Goldoni and on the Plauto of Chiari, but also paying close attention to the contribution of contemporary literary pamphleteers, the author endeavours to show how Goldoni consistently identifies himself with the great reformers of th...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s12138-008-0020-3

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Department:
Humanities Division - Classics Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of the Classical Tradition Journal website
Volume:
15
Issue:
1
Pages:
53-73
Publication date:
2008-03-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1874-6292
ISSN:
1073-0508
URN:
uuid:14c9fa6e-c4bd-43a1-9cc5-aa83176f9c3f
Local pid:
ora:3431

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