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Due testimoni parziali delle Historiae adversus paganos di Paolo Orosio secondo il volgarizzamento di Bono Giamboni

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Year of publication 2024
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie
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Faculty of Arts

Keywords Paulus Orosius, Sallustius, textual criticism, Italian literature, medieval literature, vernacular translations
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Description The article aims to investigate two fragmentary manuscript witnesses to Bono Giamboni’s vernacular Italian translation of Paulus Orosius’ Historiae. Neither of these manuscripts has been studied until now. The article provides an edition of the shorter fragment, preserved in MS Vatican Library Barb. Lat. 4119, and a full description of the second codex, MS British Library Add. 16554, a multi-text codex that contains a large anthology of Orosius’ Historiae. Among the works preserved in this latter manuscript, particularly noteworthy is the presence of an unknown vernacular Italian version of Sallust’s De coniuratione Catilinae. The article also provides some new insights into the early printed editions of the Italian vernacular translation of Orosius and the authorship of the printed text.
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