Clotilde Tambroni

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Clotilde Tambroni
Clotilde Tambroni.jpg
Born (1758-06-29)June 29, 1758
Bologna
Died June 2, 1817(1817-06-02) (aged 58)
Bologna
Occupation Classicist
Academic work
Discipline Classics
Sub discipline Philology, Linguistics
Institutions University of Bologna

Clotilde Tambroni (29 June 1758 – 2 June 1817), was an Italian philologist, linguist and poet. She was a professor in the Greek language at the University of Bologna in 1793–1798, and a professor in Greek and literature in 1800–1808.[1] She succeeded in achieving institutional recognition by a university long before women in many parts of the world could even attend university.[2] As well as her native Italian, she was also fluent in French, English and Spanish.[3]

Career[edit]

In 1790, Clothilde Tambroni was invited into the Accademia degli Inestricati, and then in 1792 also admitted to the Accademia degli Arcadi, under the pseudonym of Doriclea Sicionia.[1][3] Despite having had no opportunity to obtain an academic degree, on 23 November 1793 she was assigned the Chair of Greek Language.[3][4]

In 1798, after having lost her position for refusing to swear her loyalty to the new Cisalpine government, she worked in Spain as a researcher alongside her father, Emanuele Aponte, and was accepted into the l’Accademia Reale di Madrid.[3]

Notwithstanding her political ideas, in September 1799 she was restored to the Accademia degli Inestricati as Chair of Greek Language and Literature, and in 1804 was granted a large pay rise.[3]

Adamo Tadolini sculpted her marble bust, supervised by Canova who was a friend of the Tambroni family.[5]

Major works[edit]

  • Per le faustissime nozze del nobil uomo il signor conte Niccolo Fava Ghisilieri colla nobil donna la signora Gaetana Marescotti Berselli. Versi, co' tipi Bodoniani, Parma 1792.
  • Pel felice parto della nobil donna signora contessa Susanna Jenisson Walworth Spencer. Ode greco-italiana, Stamp. S. Tommaso d'Aquino, Bologna 1792.
  • Per la ricuperata salute dell'em.mo e rev.mo signor cardinale d. Andrea Gioannetti degnissimo arcivescovo di Bologna. Ode pindarica, stamp. S. Tommaso d'Aquino, Bologna 1793.
  • Al nobile ed eccelso signor conte senatore Ferdinando Marescalchi Fava pel quinto solenne suo ingresso al gonfalonierato di giustizia della città e popolo di Bologna. Ode saffica greca, co' tipi Bodoniani, Parma 1794.
  • In onore del celebre tipografo Giambattista Bodoni. Elegia greca, Tip. Reale Bodoni, Parma 1795.
  • In lode del feld-maresciallo conte di Clairfait. Ode, Stamp. S. Tommaso d'Aquino, Bologna 1796.

Published volumes of her letters[edit]

  • Lettere inedite di Clotilde Tambroni, a cura di M.F. Sacchi, Tip. Agnelli, Milano 1804.
  • Alcune lettere della celebre grecista Clotilde Tambroni, a cura di F. Raffaello, Tip. Corradetti, San Severino Marche 1870.
  • Lettere di quattro gentildonne bolognesi, a cura di S. Battistini e C. Ricci, Tip. Monti, Bologna 1883.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b G. Melzi, Dizionario di opere anonime e pseudonime di scrittori italiani, Pirola, Milano 1848, pp 332
  2. ^ Wiles, R (2017). Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 17–18. ISBN 0198725205. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Tambroni Clotilde - Storia e memoria di bologna". Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Donne famose di Bologna". Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  5. ^ G. Tambroni, Intorno la vita di Antonio Canova, Salviucci, Roma 1823.