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Who is Ariosto?

Ariosto a.k.a. Ludovico Ariosto was an Italian poet. He is best known as the author of the romance epic Orlando Furioso. The poem, a continuation of Matteo Maria Boiardo's Orlando Innamorato, describes the adventures of Charlemagne, Orlando, and the Franks as they battle against the Saracens with diversions into many sideplots. Ariosto composed the poem in the ottava rima rhyme scheme and introduced narrative commentary throughout the work.


Ariosto is a fictional character from the 1972 film La bella Antonia, prima monica e poi dimonia.


"Ariosto" is an award-nominated book by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.

  • genre: Speculative fiction
  • copyright: 1980-04
  • award: - Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel nomination for Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

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Google previewThe New Arthurian Encyclopedia (2013)

New edition by Norris J. Lacy, Geoffrey Ashe, Sandra Ness Ihle, Marianne E. Kalinke, Raymond H. Thompson

ARIOSTO, LUDOVICO (1474¥1533), a member of the Este court in Ferrara and a major figure in the evolution of vernacular...

Ariosto completed the first edition of Orlando Furioso early in the sixteenth century (publishedin 1516)andrevised ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of British Writers, 16th, 17th, and 18th Centuries (2009)

by Alan Hager, Book Builders LLC.

Ariosto, Ludovico 5 ics and scholars began to reassess the literature of the RENAISSANCE to include women writers. Works about Jane Anger O'Malley, Susan Gushee,ed.Defences of Women: Jane Anger, Rachel Speght, Ester Sowernam, ...

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Nature made him, and then broke the mold. (Ludovico Ariosto)
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Scrabble value of A1R1I1O1S1T1O1

The value of this 7-letter word is 7 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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