For his life see Ardito, Giovanni Pontano e i suoi tempi (Naples, 1871); for his place in the history of literature, Symonds, Renaissance in Italy.
But Tacitus, though he mentions the rumours, declares that its origin was uncertain, and in spite of such works as Profumo's Le fonti ed i tempi dello incendio Neroniano (1905), there is no proof of his guilt.
Di Creta ele Credenze religiose de'suoi Tempi (1880); H.
E l'Italia de' suoi tempi (Milan, 1887); E.
Vaccarone, Le Vie delle Alpi Occidentali negli antichi tempi (1884); while W.