Così faceste voi o guerr or pace

Folgore da San Gemiano

General Description

Date: 1316
Rhyme: abbaabbacdcdcd
Meter: hendecasyllabics
Genre: sonnet


“Table of Poets” in Early Italian Poets vol. 1, xxviii.

◦ Contini, Poeti de duecento vol. 1, 403-404.

◦ Valeriani and Lampredi, Poeti del primo secolo vol. 2, 194.

Scholarly Commentary


This is a companion sonnet to “Guelfi, per fare scudo delle reni”, also translated by DGR. Both translations are quite free.

DGR's source was Poeti del Primo Secolo (II. 194). For further commentary see commentary for DGR's translation.

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