Includes poetry to Fabrizio Colonna (her father) and Agnesina Montefeltro Colonna (her mother); to Pompeo Colonna (her cousin and friend); to Alfonso d'Avalos, Marchese del Vasto (Pescara's cousin and his and her adopted son); to Ascanio Colonna (her brother), Giovanna d'Aragona Colonna (Ascanio's wife and her sister-in-law and friend), and on the birth of their son, Fabrizio (her nephew); to Frederigo Fregoso (her cousin and close friend)
Includes poetry to, on and in response to Ludovico Ariosto, Pietro Bembo, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Francesco Berni, Charles V, Clement VII (Giulio de' Medici), Gasparo Contarini, an unknown "faithful woman" (perhaps Constanza d'Avalos Piccolomini, Duchess of Amalfi, perhaps a nun at Viterbo, perhaps Innocenza Gualterruzzi), Veronica Gambara, Gian Matteo Giberti, Paolo Giovio, Giovanni Guidiccioni, Francesco Maria Molza, Bernardo Ochino, Paul III (Alessandro Farnese), Reginald Pole, Bernardino Rota, Jacopo Sannazaro, Luigi Tansillo, Antonio Tebaldeo, and an unnamed alchemist.
Includes poetry to St Catherine of Alexandria and St Ursula; to the Archangel Michael; to the three Magi; to the apostles, disciples and New Testament characters: Peter, Andrew, Thomas, Simeon, Zacchaeus; to male Christian martyrs and saints: St Stephen, St Ignatius, St Dionysius, St Francis of Assisi; to Noah (Old Testament); on the innocent massacred children (Matt 2:13-18) and to elect souls in Paradise
Translations and notes are copyright © Ellen Moody 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004.
The artwork is copyright Vittorio DiMeglio. The photograph is of the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. It was taken from the next bridge over the river at night and then digitally altered, printed, and drawn over with colored pencils and then finally re-scanned.
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