(c.1505-1571) was an important figure in the development of neo-classicism
, especially in drama
. It was his reading of Aristotle
that led to a widespread adoption of a tight version of the Three Unities
, as a dramatic standard.
His supposed involvement in translation of Protestant texts caused him trouble with the Church. He was labelled a heretic in 1557, and lived in exile from his native Italy (he was born near Modena).
- Castelvetro on the Art of Poetry (1984) Andrew Bongiorno editor and translator