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Giovanni Domenico Peri (1564–1639)

Peri, Giovanni Domenico (per’ē), surnamed “The Poet of the Woods.” An Italian poet; born in the district of Siena, 1564; died in 1639. He wrote ‘Comedies of the Woods’ and ‘Shepherds’ Dramas.’ After reading the Bible and Tasso, he essayed more ambitious themes, and wrote a poem on the creation of the world, entitled ‘Chaos’; but it was never published. He wrote some spirited satires on the corrupt manners of his time in the highest and lowest classes of society.