.NSIBALE 1307-011). An Ital ian poet, hest remembered for his felicitous translation of Vergirs _En( ill. Ile was born at Civitanova, in Ancona: became at an early age tutor to the sons of Luigi in Florence: and in 15-13 entered the service of Pier Luigi Farnese, nephew of Paul III., who sent him on numerous embassies, among others to the Em peror Charles V.. in Flanders. After the death of Pier Luigi. Caro served suc•essiVely the Duke Ottavio Farnese and the latter's brothers, the Cardinals Railli•cio and Alessandro, With Wh011i he remained until his death, in 1566. Caro num bered among his friends many of the best-known men of letters of his day—Molza, Salviati, Va sari, and Tansillo. lie was an accomplished letter-writer. and his Lettere familiari are not only full of interest. but have often been re printed as of style. one of mous poems is a panegyric upon the House of Valois, written at the request of Cardinal Ales sandro, vb was the cause of a bitter and protracted controversy with a certain Castelvetro, resulting in the death of one of Caro's supporters and in Castelvetro's banishment. Caro's felici
tous translation of the .Eneed wo=,. begun. he tells us, "in jest. and only as an eNperillient," but he continued it for the pleasure of "making trial of the language in comparison with Latin." The translation, which remained unfinished, is rather a skillful paraphrase than a faithful rendering: but, like all his writings. bears the stamp of a cultured and polished style. The best editions of Caro's works Were published in Venice (17371, in Milan Ils0()), and a volume of selected works appeared in Florenee (1811-1).