Lodovico Domenichi

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Ludovico Domenichi by Domenico Poggini

Lodovico Domenichi (1515–1564) was an Italian translator.

Lodovico Domenichi was born in Piacenza (Italy) in 1515. After studying Law at the University of Padua, he pursued a literary career. He lived in Piacenza, Venice and Florence. He was renowned for his editions and translations of classical authors, including Xenophon, Plutarch, Polybius, and Pliny the Elder. He also authored the first Italian translation of the Letter of Aristeas.[1] Dominichi died in Pisa, Tuscany (Italy) on August 29, 1564.

Works[edit]

  • I Fatti de Greci, di Senofonte, isette, libri di Senofone delia impresa di Ciro (Venice: Giolito, 1547, 1548, 1558)
  • Polibio historio greco (Venice: Giolito, 1545, 1553)
  • Historia naturale di G. Plinio secundo (Venice: Giolito, 1561)
  • Severino Boczio de Conforti filosofici (Florence: Torrentino, 1550; Venice: Giolito, 1562)
  • Istorie del suo tempo di Paolo Giovio (Florence: Torrentino, 1531, 1553)
  • Le Vite di Léon X e di Adriano VI pontefeci, e del cardinale Pompeo Colonna, del medesimo Paolo Giorno (Florence: Torrentino, 1549)
  • Aristea de settanta due interpreti (Florence: Torrentino, 1550)

References[edit]

  • « Lodovico Domenichi », in Louis-Gabriel Michaud, Biographie universelle ancienne et moderne, 2nd ed., 1843-65.