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Commentary on Silius Italicus

Edited by John DUNSTON, Frances MUECKE

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Domizio Calderini (1446-1478) was one of the founders of modern classical philology. He earned an outstanding reputation as a commentator on new or difficult Latin works, helped by the arrival of printing in Rome, of which he took early advantage. He was the first to attempt a serious commentary on the entire Punica of Silius Italicus after its rediscovery by Poggio in 1417. Unpublished in its own day, his commentary influenced exegetical tradition through his follower Pietro Marso, the first to be printed. For 500 years Calderini's commentary on Silius Italicus survived unrecognised as marginal notes in five incunables and one manuscript. This edition is of these notes recorded by students. It provides a window not only into Calderini’s scholarship, but also into the distinctive character of Roman humanism and teaching at the University of Rome in the 1470s. Extensive indices make this book a valuable resource for the study of humanist philology.


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Commentary on Silius Italicus

Commentary on Silius Italicus

Domizio Calderini (1446-1478) was one of the founders of modern classical philology. He earned an outstanding reputation as a commentator on new or difficult Latin works, helped by the arrival of printing in Rome, of which he took early advantage...

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Title Commentary on Silius Italicus
Edition First Edition
Volume 477
By (author) Domizio CALDERINI
Edited by John DUNSTON, Frances MUECKE
ISSN 0082-6081
Issue 477
Language Anglais
Publisher Librairie Droz
Title First Published 02/1/2011
Includes Index; Bibliography
 
Format Hardback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-01434-2
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600014342
Reference no. 3-477
Publication Date 02/1/2011
Nb of pages 960
Dimensions 17.5 x 25 cm
Weight 1500 gr
 
Format PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-11434-9
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600114349
Reference no. 3-477-pdf
Publication Date
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Format Hardback + PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-21434-6
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600214346
Reference no. 3-477-lot
Publication Date
Nb of pages 00
Dimensions 17.5 x 25 cm
Weight 1500 gr
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