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By Lucrezia Marinella

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A proficient poet, a women's rights activist, and knowledgeable on ethical and average philosophy, Lucrezia Marinella (1571-1653) used to be identified all through Italy because the best lady highbrow of her age. Born right into a kinfolk of Venetian physicians, she was once inspired to check, and, thankfully, she didn't proportion the destiny of lots of her lady contemporaries, who have been compelled to affix convents or have been stressed to marry early. Marinella loved a protracted literary profession, writing mostly non secular, epic, and pastoral poetry, and biographies of recognized girls in either verse and prose.

Marinella's masterpiece, The the Aristocracy and Excellence of ladies, and the Defects and Vices of Men was once first released in 1600, composed at a livid velocity in resolution to Giusepe Passi's diatribe approximately women's alleged defects. This polemic monitors Marinella's massive wisdom of the Italian poetic culture and demonstrates her skill to argue opposed to authors of the misogynist culture from Boccaccio to Torquato Tasso. attempting to impression actual social swap, Marinella argued that morally, intellectually, and in lots of alternative routes, girls are stronger to men.


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A talented poet, a women's rights activist, and a professional on ethical and common philosophy, Lucrezia Marinella (1571-1653) was once identified all through Italy because the prime lady highbrow of her age. Born right into a kin of Venetian physicians, she used to be inspired to check, and, thankfully, she didn't percentage the destiny of a lot of her woman contemporaries, who have been pressured to hitch convents or have been harassed to marry early.

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22 "Quella gloriosa Vrttoria che ottiene la divina parte nostra contra II senso" [no pagination]. 1618 Venice edition used. In line with Counter-Reformation suspicions about the use of pagan mythology, Marinella makes explicit that the names of gods and goddesses are metaphors of psychological drives, not references to true divinities. Cupid thus represents the lower appetites' desire for vam and lascivious delights; juprter, the intellect who puts Cupid under his control, [upiter's Council, the union of intellect and the virtues against the senses, and so on.

27. De'gestiheroicie dellavita maraoiqliosa dellaseraficaS. Librisei Ne' quali,nonsenzastuporese legge,IaNascita e pueritiadi Caterina;l' Amorereciprocotra I' EternoSignore,& Essa,IeApparitioniDivine;IeNozze Celestiali;leAstinenzeincredibili;IecontinueFlagellationi. (Venice: Barezzo Barezzi, 1624). Barezzi's letter to the reader, fols. a3ro-a4ro. 28. See entry by E. Dupre Theseider in DizionariobiograficodegliItaliani, hereafter OBI, (22), 361-79, for the vast hagiographic literature about Cathenne accumulated In the fifteenth and sixteenth centunes A Dominican Tertiary who never joined a religious order, although she gathered a "family" around her, Cathenne provided a model for laywomen wishing to lead a devout life in the world.

Women are also jealous, inconstant and fickle, inquisitive, quarrelsome, hypocritical, vain, cowardly, good-for-nothing, stubborn, idle, thieving, tyrannical, fraudulent, liars and chatterboxes. Finally, they are unable to resist the blows of fortune-part of their feebleness (chapters 21 to 35). Passi drew on classical and modern authorities, Latin and vernacular ones, the Bible, Fathers of the dialogue form of the debate arguing the pros and cons of matrimony allows Passi plenty of scope to recycle the same material from Deidonneschidifettiwhile granting that there may be some value m taking a wife.

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