Lorenzo Patarol (1028 words)

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Lorenzo Patarol was born in Venice to Francesco Patarol and Laura Businello and was educated at the Somaschi school in Murano. His scholarly output exemplifies the polymathy typical of the Venetian “heyday of curiosity” (Pomian 1990: 65-120). His major works include the following:

1. Series Augustorum (1702), a series of brief biographies of European rulers and their immediate families, from Julius Caesar to Patarol’s own day.
2. Panegyrica (1708), an edition of the fourth-century Panegyrici Latini, accompanied by the first complete Italian translation of the text.
3. Bombyces (1743), a three-book poem on the silkmoth in Latin hexameters, with extensive notes.

Citation: Bernstein, Neil. "Lorenzo Patarol". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 26 June 2020 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14612, accessed 19 September 2020.]

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