The first goliard

Apr 12, 2017 | Record-breakers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”The first goliard” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]In 1820, there was a famous episode of goliardery at the Caffè dell’Ussero in Pisa, which was described by Ersilio Michel in Maestri e scolari dell’Università di Pisa nel Risorgimento nazionale (Sansoni, 1949). A certain Ricci, a student from Livorno, stood up on a table and read out a witty satire in sextains, poking fun at the more polite and moderate students: he imagined them forming their own monarchic government, with the King granting them court appointments and instituting a Chivalric Order of Dunces. The next morning, Ricci was sent down from the University and given two hours to leave Pisa.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1491570506256{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_basic_grid post_type=”listing-item” max_items=”10″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1492003077899-630755f4-b8f8-4″ taxonomies=”271″][/vc_column][/vc_row]