See also:Italian philosopher and
See also:scholar, was
See also:born in Florence, and belonged to the
See also:Guelph party . After the disaster of Montaperti he took
See also:refuge for some years (1261–1268) in France, but in 1269 returned to Tuscany and for some twenty years held successive high offices . Giovanni
See also:Villani says that " he was a
See also:great philosopher and a consummate
See also:master of rhetoric, not only in knowing how to speak well, but how to write well . . . . He both began and directed the growth of the Florentines, both in making them ready in speaking well and in knowing how to
See also:guide and
See also:direct our republic according to the rules of politics." He was the author of various
See also:works in
See also:prose and
See also:verse . While in France he wrote in French his prose Tresor, a
See also:summary of the encyclopaedic knowledge of the
See also:day (translated into Italian as Tesoro by Bono Giamboni in the 13th century), and in Italian his poem Tesoretto, rhymed couplets in heptasyllabic metre, a sort of abridgment put in allegorical
See also:form, the earliest Italian didactic verse . He is famous as the friend and counsellor of
See also:Dante (see Inferno, xv . 82-87) . For the Tresor see P . Chabville's edition (1863) ; for the Tesoro, Gaiter's edition (1878) ; for the Tesoretto, B . Wiese's study in Zeitschrift fitr romanische Philologie, vii . See also the
See also:biographical and critical accounts of Brunetto
See also:Latini by Thoe Sundby (1884), and Marchesini (1887 and 1890) .
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