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Traduttore minatore: osservazioni su una metafora ‘illuministica’ di Lorenzo Valla

Rosa Pietro
Articolo Immagine
ISSN:
1121-8819
Rivista:
Eikasmos
Anno:
2019
Numero:
XXX
Fascicolo:
Eikasmos N. XXX 2019

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In the Proemium to his Latin translation of Thucydides’ The Peloponnesian War, dedicated to Pope Niccolò V, Lorenzo Valla compares his translating task to the efforts of a miner: it is arsutilis, or pius labor, which aims at finding the hidden treasure, Truth, according to a progressive and optimistic viewpoint inspired by Cicero’s works.

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