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Onesto di Boncima, Bolognese [Onesto da Bologna; Honestus Bononiensis]

General Description

Date: 1280?
Rhyme: ababababcdecde
Meter: hendecasyllabics
Genre: sonnet

Scholarly Commentary


Onesto (ca. 1240-1303) was a money lender from Bologna, a friend of Cino da Pistoia and like him a follower of Guinizelli. Dante praises his work (and quotes from one of his lost canzoni) in De Volgari Eloquio (I.xv.6). DGR's source text is Poeti del Primo Secolo (II. 145).

See DGR's translation for further commentary.

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