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Nicolò Capasso
(13 September 1671 - 1 June 1745) Italy

Nicolò Capasso

Neapolitan dialect poet, jurist


Born near Naples, Niccolò Capasso, was a professor of church law and a colleague of Vico, Nicolò translated the first seven books of the Iliad into Neapolitan, and composed satirical poems, such as Sonniette ncoppa a lo vernacchio (Sonnets about the Fart) wich also includes the poem L'ommo.

... aggio no culo...
che de notte e de juornu vò cantà de vascio e de faozetto
mo sotta voce, e mo de voce chiena
... I have an arse ...
that is day and night eager to sing bass and falsetto
at times in a low tone, and at times fortissimo


Source: The Other Italy: The Literary Canon in Dialect - by Hermann W. Haller

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