Aquaro, Mattia D
Aquaro, Mattia' D'
an Italian ecclesiastic, was born in' the kingdom of Naples. He entered, while young, the Order of St. Dominic, and taught philosophy and theology at Turin and Venice. In 1572 he taught at Naples; and in 1584 he was definitor of his province and professor of theology at Rome. He died at Naples professor at Naples in 1595. He wrote some additions to his Commentaries of Capreolus on the Sentences, and published an improved and-valuable edition of these commentaries at Venice in 1589. He also wrote a number of works upon the philosophy of Aristotle and the scholastic philosophy, among which are, Oratio de Excellentia Sacrce Theologice (Turin, 1559; Naples, 1572) :-Lectionum in Primar. Philosophiawn ut dici solet Principiunm (ibid. 1571; Rome, 1575):- Dilucidate in XII Libros Prisme Philosophime Aristotelis (ibid. 1584) :- Formalitates juxta Doctrinam D. Thomx (Naples, 1605, 1623), a work commenced by Alfonso di Marcho of Aversa. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.