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Poems in Honor of Olympia Morata Written During Her Lifetime

Poems in Honor of Olympia Morata Written During Her Lifetime

Chapter:
(p.208) Poems in Honor of Olympia Morata Written During Her Lifetime
Source:
The Complete Writings of an Italian Heretic
Author(s):
Olympia Morata
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226536712.003.0010

This chapter explores the collection of poems from friends in honor of Olympia Fulvia Morata written during the course of her lifetime. As was the custom, Caelius Secundus Curio included a number of dedicatory epigrams in his edition. The chapter has supplemented these with a few others from various sources. The poets include friends who knew Morata at Ferrara (Lilio Gregorio Giraldi, Didacus Pyrrhus, Curio, and Johannes Sinapius) and at Heidelberg (the professor Jacob Micyllus and her student Jerôme Angenoust), along with others such as Petrus Cortonaeus, Gilbertus Cognatus, Theodor Zwinger of Basel, Philips Van Marnix, those who knew her only through her correspondence, poetry, and reputation. Micyllus referred to her as “a most virtuous and learned woman and who conquered the Latin nymphs and the Greek, born from the sacred seed of the Pierian chorus.”

Keywords:   poems, Olympia Fulvia Morata, Caelius Secundus Curio, epigrams, Lilio Gregorio Giraldi, Didacus Pyrrhus, Johannes Sinapius, Jacob Micyllus, Jerôme Angenoust, Petrus Cortonaeus

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