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  • Title: Scanderbeide: The Heroic Deeds of George Scanderbeg, King of Epirus
  • Author: Margherita Sarrocchi Rinaldina Russell
  • ISBN: 9780226735085
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback

  • The first historical heroic epic authored by a woman, Scanderbeide recounts the exploits of fifteenth century Albanian warrior prince George Scanderbeg and his war of resistance against the Ottoman sultanate Filled with scenes of intense and suspenseful battles contrasted with romantic episodes, Scanderbeide combines the action and fantasy characteristic of the genre withThe first historical heroic epic authored by a woman, Scanderbeide recounts the exploits of fifteenth century Albanian warrior prince George Scanderbeg and his war of resistance against the Ottoman sultanate Filled with scenes of intense and suspenseful battles contrasted with romantic episodes, Scanderbeide combines the action and fantasy characteristic of the genre with analysis of its characters motivations In selecting a military campaign as her material and epic poetry as her medium, Margherita Sarrocchi 1560 1617 not only engages in the masculine subjects of political conflict and warfare but also tackles a genre that was, until that point, the sole purview of men First published posthumously in 1623, Scanderbeide reemerges here in an adroit English prose translation that maintains the suspense of the original text and gives ample context to its rich cultural implications.
    Margherita Sarrocchi Rinaldina Russell
    Margherita Sarrocchi c.1560 1617 was born to a well off family in Naples after her father s death, care of her education was undertaken by Cardinal Guglielmo Sirleto, who placed her in the convent of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere in Rome There she received a humanist education in classical languages, as well as the sciences, for which her teacher was mathematician Luca Valerio 1552 1618 Sarrocchi became renowned for her polymath abilities, praised by many leading intellects of the day for her abilities in Greek and Latin, rhetoric, logic, geometry, astrology, natural philosophy, and theology By the age of fifteen she was known as a prodigy in Roman society and asked to contribute one of her poems to a literary anthology Sometime in the early 1580s Sarrocchi married Carlo Biraghi and had established a literary salon in their Roman home Sarrocchi was invited to become a member of the scholarly society, the Accademia degli Umoristi She joined the Academy in 1602 the first woman to do so and in the company of learned men she lectured and recited her poetry Sarrocchi was the author of Scanderbeide, an epic poem in verse, in addition to a number of other works which have not survived During this time Sarrocchi became acquainted with a fellow Neapolitan, the poet Giambattista Marino, who attended gatherings at her home The two were initially close, but later the friendship ended in acrimony and very public criticism of each other s literary work Sarrocchi met Galileo Galilei in 1611 when he was elected to the Lincean Academy in Rome, the year after he published his discoveries with the telescope in the Sidereus Nuncius A correspondence began between the two, of which seven letters are extant from lisakaborycha margheri


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