Alfieri and the aesthetics of the 18th century

Examines the aesthetics of Vittorio Alfieri, on the basis of his treatiseĀ Del principe, his letters, poetry, and, above all, his writings on tragedy. His position as an aesthetician is placed within the context of 18th-century Italian critical thought, as seen in the writings of Carlo Gravina, Ludowico Antonio Muratori, Pier Jacopo Martello, et al.