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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Un(s)even: Day Five, dy dhr

(a detail)

Dealing with the creation of fish and birds, Tasso, in a surprisingly modern scientific attitude, highlights the anatomical analogies between the two Classes, their differences being caused -- on the other hand -- by different diets and the respective ways to get their food. As a matter of fact, this "jump forward" is but the consequence of a typical Renaissance "jump backward" into the works of Classical Antiquity, maybe via the Church Fathers.