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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RwandAir resumes flights to Zambia, SA

Independent online (SA) 08 May 2021
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Democracy Now | Universities teaching with bones of murdered children

Santa Cruz Sentinel 08 May 2021
One of those MOVE 9 prisoners, Debbie Africa, secretly gave birth in her cell, just five weeks into her sentence ...Tree and Delisha, I knew them both,” Mike Africa Jr., now in his early 40s, said on the Democracy Now! news hour, responding to the discovery of the bones....
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The earliest known human burial in Africa was a carefully laid down child

Popular Science 07 May 2021
Africa is widely regarded as the place where modern Homo sapiens emerged ... This discovery adds to the very small cohort of known early African burials. Before Mtoto’s discovery, the two earliest African burials discovered were in Egypt and South Africa and are approximately 68,000 and 74,000 years old, respectively....
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Oldest human burial in Africa found – A child laid to rest with pillow 78,000 ...

Joy Online 07 May 2021
Now, a team of archaeologists has found that the child’s remains represent the oldest known modern human burial in Africa, according to a study published in Nature. The discovery gives insight into how people from over 78,000 years ago treated their dead ... burial in Africa.”....
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Oldest human burial in Africa found – a child laid to rest with pillow 78,000 yrs ago

Ghana Web 06 May 2021
Now, a team of archaeologists has found that the child’s remains represent the oldest known modern human burial in Africa, according to a study published in Nature. The discovery gives insight into how people from over 78,000 years ago treated their dead ... burial in Africa.”....
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Oldest human burial in Africa found: A child laid to rest with pillow 78,000 yrs ago

Ghana Web 06 May 2021
Now, a team of archaeologists has found that the child’s remains represent the oldest known modern human burial in Africa, according to a study published in Nature. The discovery gives insight into how people from over 78,000 years ago treated their dead ... burial in Africa.”....
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Ghana is blessed with football talents and we’ll help them develop – UK-based football agent

Ghana Web 06 May 2021
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Princeton and UPenn Teach with the Bones of Murdered Children

Democracy Now 06 May 2021
One of those MOVE 9 prisoners, Debbie Africa, secretly gave birth in her cell, just five weeks into her sentence ...Tree and Delisha, I knew them both,” Mike Africa, Jr., now in his early 40s, said on the Democracy Now! news hour, responding to the discovery of the bones....
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News24 06 May 2021
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Capital Press 06 May 2021
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Kenyan Cave Child Grave Declared Africa’s Earliest Human Burial!

Ancient Origins 05 May 2021
Now, researchers say that child’s grave in Kenya is the earliest known example of a deliberate human burial by modern humans in Africa. The discovery of the child’s grave sheds new light on formal burials and how people treated their dead during Africa’s Middle Stone Age period....
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Archeologists discover evidence of earliest known human burial in Africa

The Independent 05 May 2021
... the emergence of long-distance trade and connectivity in the continent across the Indian ocean, the focus changed when archaeologists found this cave complex about 15km from the Kenyan coast, culminating in the discovery of the oldest known human burial in all of Africa....
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