Ricezione di Tasso. Un esempio di epica del primo Seicento

Gian Piero Maragoni

The essay consists in the edition – and restoration – of Canto II of Eracleide (1623), by Gabriele Zinano. The commentary procured in relation to the 95 octaves of the text generally attempts to explain the peculiar ingenuity (especially deployed, in the wake of Tasso, in the composition of the narrative and its rhetorical form as an expression of a radical assiological antithesis between Christian and Pagan values) and panderism, in the sense of a continuous or even interpenetrate succession of an obtained reward, whether serious or purely decorative, and a clumsy or uncertain writing routine.