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.

Background

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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Archaeologists in�Morocco discover stone age tool site

The New Arab 28 Jul 2021
Archaeologists in Morocco have announced the discovery of North Africa's oldest Stone Age hand-axe manufacturing site, dating back 1.3 million years, an international team reported on Wednesday ... This "major discovery contributes to enriching the debate on the emergence of the ......
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Stone Age axe dating back 1.3 million years unearthed in Morocco

Al Jazeera 28 Jul 2021
Archaeologists in Morocco have announced the discovery of North Africa’s oldest Stone Age hand-axe manufacturing site, dating back 1.3 million years, an international team reported on Wednesday ... This “major discovery … contributes to enriching the debate on the emergence of the ......
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Scientists in Morocco unearth Stone Age hand-axe dating back 1.3 million years

Raw Story 28 Jul 2021
Archaeologists in Morocco have announced the discovery of North Africa's oldest Stone Age hand-axe manufacturing site, dating back 1.3 million years, an international team reported Wednesday ... This "major discovery contributes to enriching the debate on the emergence of the ......
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Morocco team announces major Stone Age find

Urdu Point 28 Jul 2021
Rabat, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 28th Jul, 2021 ) .Archaeologists in Morocco have announced the discovery of North Africa's oldest Stone Age hand-axe manufacturing site, dating back 1.3 million years, an international team reported Wednesday ... This "major discovery ......
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Researchers identify a gene that regulates the angle of root growth in corn

Phys Dot Org 28 Jul 2021
The discovery of a gene that regulates the angle of root growth in corn is a new tool to enable the breeding of deeper-rooting crops with enhanced ability to take up nitrogen, according to an international team of researchers, led by Penn State ... For Africa, this discovery could result in higher corn yields that will reduce food insecurity....
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Reality show ‘Say Yes to the Dress Arabia’ appeals for regional brides

Arab News 28 Jul 2021
Discovery+ announced that the popular series will air in the region for the first time as part of an exclusive two-year deal with streaming platform STARZPLAY ... Francesco Perta, senior business development and distribution director for Discovery in the Middle East, Africa, Turkey, and northeastern Europe, said....
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Hit reality TV show ‘Say Yes To The Dress’ coming to Middle East, casting open for UAE brides

Gulf News 28 Jul 2021
discovery+ has signed a two-year deal with ...Brides across the Middle East are renowned for bringing an added flair to their wedding gowns,” said Francesco Perta, Senior Business Development and Distribution Director, Middle East, Africa, Turkey and North East Europe at Discovery....
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Morocco team hails ‘major’ Stone Age discovery dating back 1.3 million years

The Guardian 28 Jul 2021
Find pushes back by hundreds of thousands of years start of stone-tool industry associated with Homo ......
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'Say Yes to the Dress Arabia': hit TLC reality show is coming to the UAE

The National 28 Jul 2021
... is going to be a hit, taking things one step further as it highlights the unique pizzazz that our regional brides will bring to the show,” says Francesco Perta, senior business development and distribution director, Middle East, Africa, Turkey and North-East Europe at Discovery....
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Emirates’ UK boss ‘frustrated’ that UAE is still on red travel list

AOL 28 Jul 2021
The Department for Transport said at the time that the decision was due to the discovery of the coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa, ......
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Wintershall Dea post strong Q2 thanks to oil prices, lower spending

Reuters 27 Jul 2021
Adjusted net income of 168 million euros was up 93% from the same 2020 period ... read more ... The company, which produces gas and oil in 13 countries, was helped by a new discovery in Norway close to existing infrastructure. Its core regions are Russia, Argentina, North Africa and the Middle East ... Our Standards. The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles ... .......
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This Tokyo-based VaaS platform is helping startups make the right business pitch to investors

Your Story 26 Jul 2021
Further, there was an increased gap in visibility and discovery, both for startups and investors, during the pandemic as in-person meetings became almost impossible ... At present, GoToPitch has over 50 startups from Japan, Africa, and India, and 25 Japanese investors, including JAFCO and Coral Capital....
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Paranthropus “Nutcracker” Teeth Theory Debunked in New Study

Ancient Origins 25 Jul 2021
The Paranthropus DNH7 skull (found in the Drimolen Palaeocave System located 25 miles or 40 kilometers north of Johannesburg, South Africa) was the most complete Paranthropus robustus skull known until the discovery of DNH155 in 2020 ... Ancient Fossil Discovery May Reveal Important ......

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