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Casari, Mario

Khayyam, Omar vii. Translations into Italian. Casari, Mario.
Encyclopaedia Iranica Online, May 2014.

The reception of Khayyam’s poetic work in Italy, as in the rest of Europe, was the result of the translation and rewriting of the English poet Edward FitzGerald (d. 1883) in the years 1859-79. In Italy the more scholarly approach to Khayyam’s work by a few dedicated Iranists proceeded at a fitful pace over many decades.