Talk:Giosuè Carducci

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"Odi barbare" is best rendered as "barbarian" and not "barbaric". That is the translation used by most English versions of Carducci and the one used by the Nobel Prize award speech. I also removed the photo request tag since someone has put in a photo.Jeffmatt 13:52, 5 October 2006 (UTC)


"He was very influential and was regarded as the official national poet of modern Italy". It isn't exact: the quoted sentence ("si trasforma in poeta ufficiale dell'Italia umbertina") means that Carducci could be seen as the "official poet" of the Italian society at the end of 19th century (that society is usually called "Italia umbertina" after Umberto I, who was king of Italy in that period), but only because his thought and his poetry were totally representative of the average thought and taste of that age: he never received any official acknowledgement as "Italian national poet" or something else like that. Sorry for my clumsy English... --79.1.143.14 (talk) 02:15, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Carducci's third name[edit]

Carducci's third name was "Giuseppe", not "Michele". See the talk here and the transciption of his birth act here. The error, probably originated by confusion with the first name of Carducci's father, ("Michele"), spread from the page "Giosue Carducci" of the Wikipedia in italian to the equivalents pages of several others Wikipedias. Now I'll correct them all.--Giovangotango (talk) 10:02, 18 June 2012 (UTC)