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Gianluca Del MastroPapiri Ercolanesi vergati da più mani, pp. 3-66, 10 tavv.

Abstract - A number of papyri from the Herculaneum collection were written by more than one hand. In some cases the presence of different bookhands was due to restoration work. The paper analyzes these often very fragmentary rolls from a papyrological and palaeographical point of view, sometimes addressing matters of a textual nature or related to the history of classical scholarship.

Gianfranco Agosti, Eisthesis, divisione dei versi, percezione dei cola negli epigrammi epigrafici in età tardoantica, pp. 67-98, 6 tavv.

Abstract - This paper deals with the mise en page of many inscriptional Greek epigrams belonging to Imperial and especially late Roman period, in order to verify if there is a relationship between the arrangement of verses and line-divisions and metrical structures, namely of the hexameter and the elegiac couplet. Starting from the first century AD, we can clearly observe a tendence to arrange verses in inscriptional epigrams by dividing the lines at the caesurae, mainly at the middle caesura (which was the most important for aknowledging the verse’s structure). This phaenomenon is, in author’s view, significant for the perception that audience had of the structure of the hexameter and of the pentameter. Recent research of late antique hexameter, which explains the emergence of a new metrical style – that represented by the poetry of Nonnus and his followers – otherwise than in terms of evolution and response to the condition of literary communication in Late Antiquity, i.e. to oral performance of poetry, and of literature in general, addressed both to large and small audiences. In the light of this new vision of late antique poetry we can therefore assume that epigraphic poems were read aloud, paying attention to the main features of metrical structure.

Davide Baldi, Il Codex Florentinus del Digesto e il ‘Fondo Pandette’ della Biblioteca Laurenziana (con un’appendice di documenti inediti), pp. 99-186, 10 tavv.

Abstract - A new and analytical codicological and paleographic description of the Pandette confirms the 6th century and Constantinople as time and place of execution of this famous manuscript. This codicological analysis of the Pandette is presented here for the first time illustrating, for example, the positions of the prickings, the various types of ruling, and the particular ornament present in the manuscript. The history of the Pandette has been enriched with unpublished documents from the Laurentian Library’s historical Archives, Florence State Archives and other Florentine libraries. These new documents, edited here in the ‘Appendix’,
give many details on the manuscript, e.g. the year in which it entered the Laurentian Library (1786), and provide an objective reconstruction of the manuscript’s life. Moreover during the study of the codex its unused and little known bindings have been examined and are described completely.

Patrizia StoppacciIl De orthographia di Cassiodoro nella Gran Bretagna dei secoli X-XIV.
L’edizione di Guglielmo di Malmesbury, pp. 187-246

Abstract - During Carolingian time, the treatise De orthographia, Cassiodorus’ last work, knew a wide circulation. Then it was quickly forgotten, except for Great Britain, where the treatise had a circulation similar to Scaurus, Ps.-Caper and Agroecius’ works. Particularly the manuscript London, British Library, Harley 3969 contains a revised edition of Cassiodorus’ work (foll. 41r-52r), carried out by the English scholar William of Malmesbury in the 12th century.

Aldo CorcellaUna testimonianza sulle Προλαλιαί di Procopio e Coricio di Gaza nel Περὶ Λογογραφίας, pp. 247-264

Abstract - The author of the Byzantine rhetorical treatise usually called περὶ λογογραφίας (identified by some as Gregory Pardos, metropolite of Corinth), when discussing of theencomia, quotes Procopius and Choricius of Gaza as witnesses for the ancient usage of composing προᾴσματα separated from the very orations. By this term he certainly means the διαλέξεις, or introductory talks, which were still recognizable as such in Choricius’ (and possibly in Procopius’) medieval corpora. In the author’s eyes, it was these διαλέξεις that gave rise to the contemporary mode of initiating encomia with narrative proems containing stories and myths. This section of the περὶ λογογραφίας should probably be dated to the end of the 12th century, when such proems were especially common among rhetors.

Maria Alessandra BilottaNuovi materiali per lo studio della produzione miniata tolosana: il ritrovamento di un bifolio staccato proveniente da un Liber Sextus del XIV secolo, pp. 265-283, 10 tavv.

Abstract - This article presents the recent discovery of one bifolio removed from an illuminated manuscript and reused in the binding of another ancient book. This fragment has been written and illuminated in the first half of the fourteenth century in Southern France, in Languedoc region, and it contains capitula of the juridical text of the Liber Sextus of pope Boniface VIII (1235-1303): De aetate et qualitate et ordine preficiendorumDe filiis presbiterorumDe bigamisDe officio Vicarii with glosses of Giovanni d’Andrea (c. 1270-1348). This fragment is stylistically similar to a group of manuscripts illuminated by the circle of artists responsible for the Missal of Auger de Cogeux (London, British Library, ms. Additional 17006). This group can be probably located in Languedoc, between Toulouse and Narbonne: its closest parallels are a number of manuscripts with legal content, dating from the first half of the fourteenth century, such as the Decretals of Clement V in Brescia (Biblioteca Civica Queriniana, ms. B I 1) and some folia of a dismembered manuscript containing Gratian’s Decretals, recently reassembled, usually regarded as having been produced between Toulouse and Narbonne. The illuminators of this circle, while clearly influenced by Parisian illumination, exhibit a number of distinctive features, in particular the range of grotesque figures which are typical of south-western French production.

Paola Francesca MorettiIn margine a due testimoni del centone di Proba: Milano, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, D 14 inf. e G 111 inf., pp. 285-312

Abstract - This paper focuses on two manuscripts (Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, D 14 inf.,14th-15th century = M1; G 111 inf., 15th century = M2), containing the Virgilian cento of the Christian poetess Proba (4th century), endowed with a corpus of marginal scholia. Firstly the author examines the ‘paratextual’ elements: the scholia, which are edited and whose sources are investigated; the short marginalia, hinting at the original position within Virgil’s works of the verses re-used in the cento; the explicit. Secondly, the textual elements are taken into consideration, namely the few variant readings, occurring in the text of the cento, which can be considered as scribal errors. All these elements suggest that M1 and M2 derive from a common antigraph, M. M1 and M2 are both school miscellanies. The latter must be probably connected to the teaching activity of Bartolino Valvassori from Lodi, doctor of grammar and rhetoric at the Studium Bononiense in 1405-1406. In fact, it contains also two school commentaries on Virgil and some passages taken from Pierre Bersuire’s Ovidius moralizatus: texts that – as the glossed Proba – suggest an interest in classical poetry and betray the purpose of offering a Christian interpretation of it.

David SperanziVicende umanistiche di un antico codice: Marco Musuro e il Florilegio di Stobeo, pp. 313-350, 4 tavv.

Abstract - This paper focuses on the history of the oldest witness of Stobaeus’ Florilegium,
MS Wien, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Phil. gr. 67, during XVth and XVIth centuries. Palaeographic analysis of humanistic marginalia in the codex allows to point out three important steps in the after-life of the Vind. Phil. gr. 67. Lauro Quirini (ca. 1420-ca. 1475-1479), a Venetian humanist, and Michael Apostolios (ca. 1420-1478), a famous Byzantine scholar and scribe, used it in Creete ca. 1450. Aristoboulos Apostolios (1468/1469-1535), Michael’s son, also used Vind. Phil. gr. 67 and, probably, took it to Italy. In Padua, in Venice or, less probably, in Rome, Marcus Musurus (ca. 1475-1517), another Cretan scholar, annotated Vind. Phil. gr. 67 at the beginning of XVIth century. It is possible to ascribe to Musurus also the transcription of the excerpta from Florilegium today in Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, gr. 2130, but it’s difficult to say with certainty if he used Vind. Phil. gr. 67 as model for them. The history of humanistic transmission of Stobaeus’ Florilegium has, in large part, yet to be written and this paper fills only a little gap in it.

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