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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Aretino, Pietro 1492-1556. Italian writer and satirist best known for his literary attacks on his wealthy and powerful contemporaries and for six volumes of letters.

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  • He is also called Aretino from the city of his birth.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • "Aretino" of the Pitti Palace, the "Eleanora of Portugal" (Madrid), and the series of Charles Fifths of the same museum, the "Charles V with a Greyhound" (1533), and especially the "Charles V at

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • The passage explained that “Aretino” indicated that he was from the town of Arezzo.

    The Poet Prince

  • Sandro swallowed hard as he recognized the Spinello Aretino masterpiece from Sansepolcro.

    The Poet Prince

  • The great Luca Spinello Aretino created her for the Confraternity of Mary Magdalene, which as you likely know is a public profile of the Order in this part of Tuscany.

    The Poet Prince

  • The name “Aretino” means “from Arezzo,” which is a province in Tuscany.

    The Poet Prince

  • My edition of Cocaine in a 1982 translation by Frédérique Van Der Velde for the Dutch-language imprint Goossens, which also published translations of Thérèse philosophe, Villon, and Aretino

    10 « September « 2008 « Jahsonic

  • Alcibiade Fanciullo a Scola, D.P. A. (supposed to be Pietro Aretino — ad captandum?), Oranges, par

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Are we agreed that sexual acts Aretino are unacceptable for depiction in a public place?

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • But even that is not as obscene as "I Modi," the book of sonnets that Aretino penned to accompany the graphic illustrations by Giulio Romano, at his best a superb artist.

    An Unusual Renaissance Portrait

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