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Stelluti, Francesco (1577-1652).

Persio, tradotto in verso sciolto e dichiarato da Francesco Stelluti.
Rome, G. Mascardi, 1630.

"In 1625 Stelluti made the first microscopic observations to be published, probably with an instrument that Galileo had sent to Frederico Cesi in 1624. Cesi had decided to bring out a short treatise on bees…The frontispiece of this Apiarium shows three views of a bee (magnified ten times) with insets of the whole head, eye, antenna and mouthparts, the rear legs, branched hairs, and the sting. In 1630 Stelluti published his translation, with commentary, of the satires of Persius" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography).

"Stelluti was one of the four original members of the Accademia dei Lincei. Cesi named him procurator of the Accademia in 1612. In 1630 Stelluti republished an altered version of the Apiarum of 1626 (itself a piece of flattery of the Barberini family) in a volume of translations of the satires of Persius dedicated to Cardinal Francesco Barberini. He also dedicated a book about fossilized wood and a translation of Porta both in 1637, to the Cardinal. In 1651 he dedicated Cesi's Tabulae phytosophicae, published in the Rerum medicarum novae hispaniae thesaurus, to Rodrigo de Mendoza, the ambassador of the King of Spain to the Vatican" (The Galileo Project).

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