Boyard Matteo Maria( Italian poet)
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Boyard, Matteo Maria (Boiardo, Matteo Maria) (1441-1494), Italian poet. Born in the castle Skandiano near Reggio. Most of life spent in service of the d'Este family, rulers of Ferrara, Reggio, Modena and other lands, in particular, had ruled the city of Modena (1480) and Reggio (1487-1494). Therefore, in many of his Latin verses Boyard glorifies genus d'Este. For example, in the fourth eclogue entitled Vasilicomantia reign of Duke Borso is depicted as a golden age; d'Este and the cycle is devoted to "praise poems about deeds of the names of d'Este" (Carmina de laudibus Estensium). Similarly, in the poem "Love Roland" (Orlando innamorato) with the second book begins the story of an ancestor of d'Este, Ruggiero. For the amusement of the court Boyard staged a dialogue of Lucian, Timon, shifting his terza rima (Timone). In his collection of poems, "Three books about love" (Amorum libri tres) includes 180 sonnets and other poems in Italian. Died Boyard in Reggio in 1494.
The main product Boyard, the poem "Love Roland, remained unfinished, hang on the 26 th-octave 69-second song. The first two books were published at Reggio in 1483, re-continued to go up to 1544. After the death Boyard poem appeared in the two treatments - Domenico and F. Berny, the latter translated the poem from the Lombard dialect of Tuscany, and made some notes. Both versions are often reprinted, the first was especially popular in the 16 century., The second - in 18 in. For a long time processing Bernie preferred the original, while in 1830-1831 was not published author's text Boyard, edited by E. Panizza. In 20 of. value of the original text Boyard is all the more recognition that it was he who inspired the creation of L. Ariosto's Orlando Furioso.