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Jacopo Sannazaro (Italian Poet)
Jacopo Sannazaro or Sannazzaro was an Italian poet, humanist and epigrammist from Naples.
He wrote easily in Latin, in Italian and Neapolitan, but is best remembered for his humanist classic Arcadia, a masterwork that illustrated the possibilities of poetical prose in Italian, and instituted the theme of Arcadia, representing an idyllic land, in European literature: see the theme Et In Arcadia Ego. Sannazaro's elegant style was the inspiration for much courtly literature of the 16th century, including Sir Philip Sydney's Arcadia.