PASCOLI, GIOVANNI (1855-1912), Italian poet, was born at San Mauro, Romagna, Dec. 31 1855. His first volume of verse, entitled Myricae, appeared in 1891, and his Primi Poemetti in 1897. His other volumes include Odi ed inni (1906); Le Canzoni di Re Enzio (1908) and Nuovi Poemetti (1909). He wrote also much elegant Latin verse, and was well known both as a prose essayist and for his Dante studies, which led to his appointment as professor of Italian literature at the university of Bologna. He died at Barga April 6 1912.