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Poetic Genres—Epistles
(820 words)

Letters-in-verse were composed in Latin throughout the Middle Ages. Albertino Mussato (1261–1329) and Lovato Lovati (c. 1240–1309) brought the metrical epistle into the early Italian Renaissance, and it became a po…

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Porter, David A., “Poetic Genres—Epistles”, in: Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World, General Editor Craig Kallendorf. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2014
First print edition: ISBN:9789004265721

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