Jacopo Sannazareo

Posted By on January 3, 2014

In Rome, it attracted for these meetings the fine flower of local intelligence, forming one cenculo intellectual that, after its death, if would transform into the Arcadia (1690). It was born, thus, with regulations and programs, the new academy, composed of 16 members. It had the objective to lead back to the source of the nature, the simplicity of feeling and style, the poetry and, in general, the literature, that, in the opinion of its components, were deviated by the cattivo gusto, inheritance of the seiscentismo. The name of Arcadia was given in old Greece to the region of the Peloponeso, dwelling of the Pan god, and where the tradition imagined to inhabit all the shepherds with its mythical and placid customs, in contact with the nature, place of beauty, pureness and espiritualidade. They looked for to sweeten the hardness of the life one grace disposal I sing for it and the dance, the songs of love you fight and them poetical, characterized for the espontaneidade and simplicity. According to Toffanin, it was the native land of the old pastoral poetry. Therefore, the name was transferred to the Italian academy, adding still the particular resonance gotten for the pastoral romance of Jacopo Sannazareo (1458-1530), intitled Arcadia (1504).

The members of the new Arcadia called shepherds, each one adopting a pastoral, Greek or Latin name, being the president-elect and assigned general guard. The Arcadismo if initiates in the year of 1700, and therefore, it also receives the name from Setecentismo, or still Neoclassicismo. This last denomination appeared of the fact of the authors of this period to imitate, not of a pure form, but some aspects of the greco-roman antiquity or the Classicismo call, and also the writers of the Renaissance, which had come after the classic age soon. In century XVIII, is attended to it the agony of the Modern Age and when germinating of concepts that would mark the Age Contemporary? moment of turn, therefore, in the history of the Humanity.

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