Travelling Literature Alphabetically: Literary Hodology in Giovanni Boccaccio

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Giovanni Boccaccio has composed a Latin geographical dic-tionary:
De montibus, silvis, fontibus, lacubus, fluminibus, stagnis seu paludibus, et de diversis nominibus maris
This catalogue is based onplace-names found in Classical texts and aims at offering a referencebook for readers of the ancient authors. In this chapter I intend to linkgeographical lists with mental maps, and specifically with the hodolog-ical concept. I shall focus on Boccaccio’s lexicon and use Pietro Janni’stheory of hodology to illuminate an important aspect of this lexicon inparticular and geographical lists in general.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationLa Letra Y la Carta
Subtitle of host publicationDescripción Verbal Y Representación Gráfica en Los Diseños Terrestres Grecolatinos
EditorsF.J. González Ponce, F. J. Gómez Espelosín, A.L. Chávez Reino
Place of PublicationServicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alcalá
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9788447218356, 844721835X
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

Name Monografías de Gahia

Bibliographical note

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