Africa (Petrarch)

Africa is an epic poem in Latin hexameters by the 14th century Italian poet Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca). It tells the story of the Second Punic War, in which the Carthaginian general Hannibal invaded Italy, but Roman forces were eventually victorious after an invasion of north Africa led by Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus, the epic poem's hero.


Africa and De viris illustribus were partially inspired by Petrarch's visit to Rome in 1337. According to Bergin and Wilson (p. ix). It seems very likely that the inspirational vision of the Eternal City must have been the immediate spur to the design of the Africa and probably De viris illustribus as well. After returning from his grand tour, the first sections of Africa were written in the valley of Vaucluse. Petrarch recalls

The fact that he abandoned it early on is not entirely correct since it was far along when he received two invitations (from Rome and from Paris) in September 1340 each asking him to accept the crown as poet laureate. A preliminary form of the poem was completed in time for the laurel coronation April 8, 1341 (Easter Sunday).

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The Irish Times 26 Oct 2020
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Michigan Live 23 Oct 2020
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African crocodiles lived in Spain six million years ago

Phys Dot Org 22 Oct 2020
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Phys Dot Org 21 Oct 2020
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People Daily 16 Oct 2020
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Independent online (SA) 15 Oct 2020
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Mesabi Daily News 14 Oct 2020
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Words to consider: Asheboro sit-in participants share life lessons

The Courier-Tribune 08 Oct 2020
► 'GO BACK TO AFRICA? BEEN THERE, DID THAT' ... made a couple of interesting discoveries before and after a journey to Africa. Before making a journey to Kenya, Trogdon met a man from Africa who proposed an interesting question ... Some time later, Trogdon did get a chance to visit Africa, and he made another discovery ... I loved Africa, beautiful country....

Mantashe: SA needs slick oil investments to thrive

News24 08 Oct 2020
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