Marino, Giambattista

Marino, Giambattista jämˌbät-tēˈstä märēˈnō [key], 1569–1625, Italian poet. His florid, highly elaborated style, called Marinismo, which was akin to euphuism, was much admired and imitated in his time. He had a strong influence on writing in all European literature. Among his principal works is Adone (1623), a long narrative poem. His name sometimes appears as Marini.

See study by J. V. Mirollo (1963).

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