g battista vico


[vik-oh, vee-koh; Italian vee-kaw]
Giovanni Battista [jaw-vahn-nee baht-tees-tah] , 1668–1744, Italian philosopher and jurist.

Viconian [vi-koh-nee-uhn] , adjective
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Vico (ˈvɪkəʊ, Italian ˈviːko)
Giovanni Battista (dʒoˈvanni batˈtista). 1668--1744, Italian philosopher. In Scienza Nuova (1721) he postulated that civilizations rise and fall in evolutionary cycles, making use of myths, poetry, and linguistics as historical evidence

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