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In it, Petrarch claimed to have been inspired by Philip V of Macedon 's ascent of Mount Haemo and that an aged peasant had told him that nobody had ascended Ventoux before or after himself, 50 years before, and warned him against attempting to do so. The nineteenth-century Swiss historian Jacob Burckhardt noted that Jean Buridan had climbed the same mountain a few years before, and ascents accomplished during the Middle Ages have been recorded, including that of Anno II, Archbishop of Cologne.
In Petrarch, this attitude is coupled with an aspiration for a virtuous Christian life, and on reaching the summit, he took from his pocket a volume by his beloved mentor, Saint Augustine, that he always carried with him. It was no great feat, of course; but he was the first recorded Alpinist of modern times, the first to climb a mountain merely for the delight of looking from its top.
Or almost the first; for in a high pasture he met an old shepherd, who said that fifty years before he had attained the summit, and had got nothing from it save toil and repentance and torn clothing. Petrarch was dazed and stirred by the view of the Alps, the mountains around Lyonsthe Rhonethe Bay of Marseilles.
He took Augustine 's Confessions from his pocket and reflected that his climb was merely an allegory of aspiration toward a better life. And men go about to wonder at the heights of the mountains, and the mighty waves of the sea, and the wide sweep of rivers, and the circuit of the ocean, and the revolution of the stars, but themselves they consider not.
I closed the book, angry with myself that I should still be admiring earthly things who might long ago have learned from even the pagan philosophers that nothing is wonderful but the soul, which, when great itself, finds nothing great outside itself.
Then, in truth, I was satisfied that I had seen enough of the mountain; I turned my inward eye upon myself, and from that time not a syllable fell from my lips until we reached the bottom again. Arguing against such a singular and hyperbolic periodization, Paul James suggests a different reading: His career in the Church did not allow him to marry, but he is believed to have fathered two children by a woman or women unknown to posterity.
A son, Giovanni, was born inand a daughter, Francesca, was born in Both he later legitimized. In the same year Petrarch was named canon in Monselice near Padua.
Francesca married Francescuolo da Brossano who was later named executor of Petrarch's will that same year. Inshortly after the birth of a daughter, Eletta the same name as Petrarch's motherthey joined Petrarch in Venice to flee the plague then ravaging parts of Europe.
A second grandchild, Francesco, was born inbut died before his second birthday. Francesca and her family lived with Petrarch in Venice for five years from to at Palazzo Molina ; although Petrarch continued to travel in those years.
Between and the younger Boccaccio paid the older Petrarch two visits. The first was in Venice, the second was in Padua. The house hosts now a permanent exhibition of Petrarchian works and curiosities; among others you find the famous tomb of Petrarch's beloved cat who was embalmed.
On the marble slab there is a Latin inscription written by Antonio Quarenghi: Etruscus gemino vates ardebat amore: Maximus ignis ego; Laura secundus erat. Arcebam sacro vivens a limine mures, Ne domini exitio scripta diserta forent; Incutio trepidis eadem defuncta pavorem, Et viget exanimi in corpore prisca fides.
This arrangement was probably cancelled when he moved to Padua, the enemy of Venice, in The library was seized by the lords of Paduaand his books and manuscripts are now widely scattered over Europe. The Triumph of Death, or The 3 Fates.
Flemish tapestry probably Brussels, ca. Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The three Fates, Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos, who spin, draw out and cut the thread of life, represent Death in this tapestry, as they triumph over the fallen body of Chastity.
This is the third subject in Petrarch's poem "The Great Triumphs". However, Petrarch was an enthusiastic Latin scholar and did most of his writing in this language. His Latin writings include scholarly works, introspective essays, letters, and more poetry.
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