Dialogo de Cecco di Ronchitti da Bruzene in perpuosito de la stella Nuova

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Title page of first (Paduan) edition
Author attributed to Galileo Galilei or Girolamo Spinelli or both as co-authors
Original title Dialogo de Cecco di Ronchitti da Bruzene in perpuosito de la stella Nuova
Language Paduan dialect
Published
  • 1605 by Pietro Paolo[1] Tozzi, Padua (1st ed.)
  • 1605 by Bartolomeo Merlo, Verona (2nd ed.)
Original text
Dialogo de Cecco di Ronchitti da Bruzene in perpuosito de la stella Nuova at the Open library

Dialogo de Cecco di Ronchitti da Bruzene in perpuosito de la stella Nuova (Dialogue of Cecco di Ronchitti of Brugine concerning the New star) is the title of an early 17th-century pseudonymous pamphlet ridiculing the views of some Aristotelian philosophers on the nature and properties of Kepler's Supernova, which appeared in October 1604. It was written in the coarse language of a rustic Paduan dialect,[2] and first published in about March, 1605, in Padua. A second edition was published later the same year in Verona.[3] A translation into standard Italian was published by Antonio Favaro[4] in 1881, and an English translation by Stillman Drake[5] in 1976.

Scholars agree that the pamphlet was written either by Galileo Galilei or one of his followers, Girolamo Spinelli, or by both in collaboration, but do not agree on the extent of the contribution—if any—made by each of them to its composition.

Footnotes

  1. ^ The spelling "Paulo" on the title page is a misprint. The correct form of the name is "Paolo" in Italian, or "Paulus" in Latin.
  2. ^ Drake (1976, pp.ix, 23–24, 45)
  3. ^ Favaro (1881, pp.195–237), Drake (1976, pp.1–32).
  4. ^ Favaro (1881, pp.239–271)
  5. ^ Drake (1976, pp.33–53)

Bibliography

  • Drake, Stillman; Galilei, Galileo; Spinelli, Girolamo (1976), Galileo against the Philosophers, Los Angeles: Zeitlin & Ver Brugge 
  • Favaro, Antonio; Galilei, Galileo; Spinelli, Girolamo (1881), "Galileo ed il «Dialogo de Cecco di Ronchitti da Bruzene in perpuosito de la Stella Nuova»", Atti del Reale Istituto Veneto di scienze, lettere ed arti, vol. 7, ser. 5: 195–276 


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