Constance Iacona

Constance Iacona Constance Iacona received an MA in Latin at Villanova University, Pennsylvania, after spending many years as a professional cellist in Chicago and New York City. In addition to her work with the Peter Martyr of Angleria texts, she has presented papers on other Neo-Latin writers such as Nicolas de Clamanges of France and Nicolaus Hussovianus of Lithuania/Poland. Iacona is the coauthor with Edward V. George of Columbus' First Voyage: Latin Selections from Peter Martyr's De Orbe Novo (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2005).

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  • Columbus' First Voyage: Latin Selections from Peter Martyr's De Orbe Novo

    Authors: Constance Iacona, Edward V. George
    Product Code: 6137
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-613-4

    Description & More Details

    Five selections in Latin from Peter Martyr of Angleria's De Orbe Novo are presented with vocabulary help on the facing page. After each Latin selection, background notes including information from other primary sources (Columbus' own 1493 letter, the abstraction of Columbus' journal by Fray Bartolomé de las Casas, and Oviedo's Natural History of the West Indies) are included along with the pertinent Latin selection from Peter Martyr. When Peter Martyr was writing in the fifteenth century, it was agreed upon by scholars and men of literature at the time that the proper Latin to use was that of Marcus Tullius Cicero. Hence Martyr's Latinity is quite classical and, in fact, the simplicity of his literary style resembles that of Julius Caesar.