Enea Vico, engraver, antiquary and numismatist from fifteenth century Parma, occupies an important position on the ample horizon that embraces the fortune of ancient art and the history of the classical tradition. From this new and enthusiastic monograph, Vico emerges as a fully rounded person, bringing new insights and precocious intuition. He is among those that, in the period around the mid Sixteenth century, was seduced by the mirage of a idealize sense of the classical that was conceived and admired principally as a spiritual category that would contribute to the support, diffusion and acceleration of the formation of later studies of the ancient world.
Table of ContentsPresentazione - I. - Cenni biografici - II. - L'antico nella produzione artistica Vichiana - III. - Lo studio del mondo antico nell'attivita letteraria vichiana - IV. - Il Vico e la tradizione classica: argomenti e considerazioni - Appendice I - Appendice II - Bibliografia - Tavola cronologica - Indice analitico - Indice delle illustrazioni.