Caraccio, Anthony

, baron of Corano, was a native of Nardo in the kingdom of Naples, and in the seventeenth century acquired much fame by his Italian poems. Among his tragedies that of “II Corradino” is distinguished above the rest, printed at Rome in 1694. He employed himself in a work of far greater importance, his “Imperio vindicate,” an epic poem in forty cantos, printed at Rome in 1690, 4to. The Italians place it immediately after Ariosto and Tasso; but persons of taste, while they admire the facility and abundance of the author, rank his | poem far beneath the Orlando Furioso and the Gierusalemme Liberata. The author died at Rome in 1702. 1