Pietro Aretino

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Pietro Aretino, 1512 by Titian.

Pietro Aretino (April 20 1492October 21 1556) was an Italian author, playwright, poet and satirist.


  • What evil is there in seeing a man possess a woman? Why, the beasts would be more free than we! It seems to me that that which is given us by nature for our own preservation ought to be worn round the neck as a pendant and in the hat for a medal.
    • Edward Hutton (1922) Pietro Aretino, the scourge of princes. p. 65

The Works of Aretino: Biography: de Sanctis. The letters, 1926[edit]

Pietro Aretino, ‎Francesco De Sanctis (1926) The Works of Aretino: Biography: de Sanctis. The letters.

  • I love you and, because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.
    • p. 152

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