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Menico Caroli, Il commercio dei libri nell’Egitto greco-romano, pp. 3-74, tavv. 1-5

Abstract - The limited occurence of the term βιβλιοπώλης, hapax in the papyri and rarely attested in Greek texts, should be related to book circulation in Greco-Roman Egypt, which flourished mostly through private copying. A large number of private letters and catalogues of book-titles on papyrus shows that not only in the most important cities of Egypt, like Alexandria, but also in the chora, there must have been a fairly large readership and a thriving booktrade.

Valentina GarulliDa Cipro a Delo: gli epigrammi di Antistene di Pafo, pp. 75-102, tavv. 1-3

Abstract - A new analysis of the two dedicatory verse-inscriptions signed by Antisthenes of Paphos (ID 1533 and 2549): language, metre, style, and layout of the epigrams.

Francesca Romana NocchiLettura di Menandro alla scuola del grammaticus, pp. 103-134

Abstract - Both literary and papyrological evidence seems to attest the use of comic texts as functional to the development of interpretative skills since the level of the school of thegrammaticus. In particular, in the Institutio oratoria Quitilian expresses a marked preference for Menander, whose ethopoiia he praises, making him particularly appropriate of rhetoric. This paper surveys such evidences in order to achievea better understanding of ancient school practices.

Fabio AcerbiCommentari, scolii e annotazioni marginali ai trattati matematici greci, pp. 135-216, tavv. 1-15

Abstract - The article discusses in detail the testimony of the sixth-century Neoplatonic commentator Eutocius about the original redaction of his commentary to Apollonius’ Conica in the form of a corpus of scholia contained in the margins of his own edition of the treatise. The discussion includes a careful analysis of the codicological and paleographical issues related to the fact that this commentary has been transmitted as a text independent from Apollonius’Conica. To place Eutocius’ writing in context, I present the manifold forms of ancient mathematical commentaries and the main authors involved: Hero, Serenus, Pappus, Theon, Proclus, Eutocius himself in Archimedem, and Simplicius.

Lucia CastaldiGli scrupoli di Gregorio Magno: Scio enim quod Redemptor meus vivit, pp. 217-227

Abstract - Studies on textual transmission have established that Gregory the Great revised the text of many of his works. The paper focuses on two important loci critici – one from theHomiliae in Evangelia, the other from the Moralia – in which the Pope rewrote some expressions, probably for better defining his theological ideas.

Rosella TinaburriGli elementi paratestuali nel testimone cottoniano del Heliand, pp. 229-248, tavv. 1-4

Abstract - London, British Library, Cotton Caligula a vII contains at ff. 5r-169v a Xth century copy of the Old Saxon poem on the life of Christ entitled Heliand. Both from a linguistic and a paleographic point of view this copy emerges among the manuscript tradition. This essay focuses on paratextual elements characterizing the cottonian codex of the Heliand copied from an Anglo-Saxon scribe in southern England. The first part of the essay is dedicated to the examination of the problems concerning latin annotations written on the margin of some folios and the numbering of the sections, called fits, in which the poem is divided. The second part of the essay is dedicated to the examination of the decorated initials of the codex especially from an aesthetic point of view: they can be attributed to a miniaturist who collaborated with the scribe. other initials, without decoration but only partially ornated, were made by the scribe during the process of copying.

Filippo RonconiLa Bibliothèque de Photius et le Marc. gr. 450. Recherches préliminaires, pp. 249-278, tavv. 1-3

Abstract - The Marc. Gr. 450 – correctly referred by Guglielmo Cavallo to the 9th century due to its palaeographic characteristics – is one of the two most important witnesses for Photios’Myrobiblos. The present article offers a ‘stratigraphic’ survey of this manuscript, i.e. a joint analysis of its codicological structure, its palaeographic characteristics and its philological features. This approach will allow to demonstrate that this manuscript is not the transcription of a unitary model, but the normalization of a succession of notes originally written on distinct and different supports. Moreover, this operation was not just a mere transcription, but a real rearrangement of the original notes. such a work was surely accomplished inside Photios’ entourage, and was performed by copyists working as two partially coordinated teams.

Bexen Campos«Quand Dieu dit une chose et fait ensuite une autre»: la compilation de textes antijuifs et antihérétiques du Par. Coisl. 299, pp. 279-304, tavv. 1-3

Abstract - The BnF Par. Coisl. 299 is an eleventh century byzantine manuscript, written by an unknown scribe and containing some important anti-Jewish and antiheretical texts. Using a ‘stratigraphical’ method of analysis, this article suggests that the manuscript is actually composed of two different books that were bound together with some folders in the wrong order, resulting in the form the manuscript has today. The reconstruction of the original structure of the books, and the subsequent study of the texts they contain, shows that they were constituted by
two different compilations of texts, created with separate and distinct purposes. Moreover, the comparison with two other manuscripts of the same period, containing each one a similar collection of texts, indicate that these compilations were related to independent textual traditions. In conclusion, this article presents some hypotheses concerning the sociocultural context and environment in – and for – which the books were produced.

Margherita Losacco«Il libro del Cristiano»: indagini sul Laur. Plut. 9.28, testimonio dellaTopografia cristiana di Cosma Indicopleuste, pp. 305-342, tavv. 1-2

Abstract - The secondary literature on ms. Laur. Plut. 9.28 is vast, as testified by the online bibliography. Nevertheless, the only complete description of the codex is the eighteenth-century one by Angelo Maria Bandini; Wanda Wolska Conus’ description, in her critical edition, is not founded on a direct examination of the manuscript. Scholarly attention has always concentrated almost exclusively on the decoration of the manuscript, which has never been studied from a palaeographical and codicological point of view.
This paper aims to reconsider Cosmas’ codex Laurentianus from this perspective. It contains a reconstruction of the codicological structure of the manuscript and an elucidation of the incorrect page binding and of its consequences from the sixteenth century to 1963; an analysis of the handwriting, which may be dated to the end of the eleventh or the beginning of the twelfth century; an edition of the text and an interpretation of the scholia by later hands which occur in the manuscript.

Vicente García Lobo – Alejandro Celso García MorillaUn falso epigráfico del s. XII. La supuesta lápida de Santa María de Husillos, pp. 343-362, tavv. 1-3

Abstract - In a recent past an inscribed stone was found near the modern site of Husilos (Palencia, Spain), bearing a text concerning the ancient monastery of Santa Maria de Husillos. but soon serious doubts arose about its authenticity. This work focuses on some aspects of this debated question, discussing textual elements (mainly the formulas employed), as well as palaeographic and historical features, in order to establish the authenticity of the epigraph. As a consequence of this survey, the authors argue that the text was forged at the beginning of XII century, in the episcopal environment of Palencia.

Nadezhda Kavrus-HoffmannThe Scribe Gennadios af the Hodegon Monastery: a Case Study of Digraphism and Brotherly Spirit, pp. 363-376, tavv. 10

Abstract - This article is a comparative paleographic analysis of codices Oxford, Christ Church College, MS gr. 63 (John Klimax, The Heavenly Ladder) and New York, Union Theological Seminary (UTS), Burke Library, MS 69 (the Four Gospels). The scribe of UTS MS 69 is identified as hieromonk Gennadios, who also copied the Christ Church manuscript in part in 1355/1356 in the Hodegon Monastery in Constantinople. The author concludes that there are three writing styles in Christ Church MS 63, but only two scribes: Germanos, who copied the first twentythree quires plus five folios in the twenty-fourth quire in archaizing writing style, and Gennadios, who completed the manuscript after Germanos died. Gennadios employed two writing styles, a formal Hodegon style and an informal cursive script, and, together with Chariton and Ioasaph II, provided examples of the digraphism of Hodegon scribes. Thus, the author specifies the exact part of the Christ Church manuscript that Gennadios executed, which has long been debated by scholars.

Anatole Pierre FuksasHierarchical Segmentation of Chretien's Chevalier au Lion in Ms. Princeton, University Library, Garrett 125, pp. 377-397

Abstract - A good share of the critical interest in Princeton’s version of Chevalier au Lion is due to the presence of beautiful miniatures, which have been considered as a partly-independent pictorial narrative providing an unproblematic series of accurately selected knightly adventures. A textual study will show that miniatures, champie initials and pen-flourished letters are all strictly dependant on the very same editorial project which implies the presence of major and minor partitions, such as ‘chapters’ and ‘paragraphs’. A comparison of the findings with evidence emerging from other illustrated versions of the Chevalier au Lionwill show that such editorial plan is quite peculiar and unique through the textual tradition of the novel because it implies a paratextual system which tightly integrates miniatures and champie initials.

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