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Caro Annibale

Caro, Annibale (1507-1566), an Italian poet, born at Civita Nuova. He was tutor in the family of a rich Florentine, and secretary in different noble families. Of his poetical works the best known is a translation of the AEncid. He also composed a comedy, Gli Straccioni, and published some Rime and Canzoni, and other works. He is chiefly noted for the freedom and grace of his versification. In prose he left behind a collection of letters, and made translations from Aristotle, Cyprian, and Gregory Nazianzen.