Astronomy in Arcadia: Galileo and Guarini’s “Pastor Fido”

Oct. 20, 2021

Nothing generated interest, imitation, and outrage throughout Europe better and more lastingly than Giambattista Guarini's Pastor Fido. In this talk, Eileen Reeves, professor of comparative literature at Princeton University, discusses allusions to the controversies emerging from that frothy and scandalous tragicomedy of 1589 in the astronomical works of Italy's other most famous citizen, Galileo Galilei.

This is the Dibner Distinguished Fellow Lecture.

 

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