La secchia rapita
La secchia rapita (The Stolen Bucket) is a mock-heroic epic poem by Alessandro Tassoni based on the real-life event of the same name, War of the Oaken Bucket (1325-1327) was first published in 1622 (see 1622 in poetry). It tells of a war between the Italian cities of Modena and Bologna over the possession of a wooden bucket. It later influenced Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock.
- Cambridge History of Italian Literature ed. Brand and Pertile (1996) p.310
- The Salieri Album booklet notes to the recording by Cecilia Bartoli (Decca, 2003)