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- Berardino Rota
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Bernardino Rota [1509-1575], was a Neapolitan gentleman and a successful, sought after writer of both Italian and Latin poetry. His Piscatory Eclogues received contemporary praise, but his sonnets are more remembered today as a reflection of Southern Italian taste for Classicism and Petrarchan poetry. As a parallel to Petrarch's Laura, his verses mourned the death of his beloved wife Porzia Capece.