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Simona Rota

Frammenti delle orazioni di Cassiodoro

Saggi di Storia Antica, 43
2022, 322 pp.
Hardback, 13,5 x 20 cm
ISBN: 9788891327376
ISSN: 2612-3762
Available from 30 Dicembre
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    The panegyric activity of Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus for the Ostrogoth rulers is exemplified only by a few fragments, revealed by a number of pages from a single manuscript, discovered in different places and at different times. In 1894, L. Traube published the first complete critical edition of these texts in the Monumenta Germaniae Historica, after which these fragments were no longer considered unitarily. In this volume, a new edition is proposed, accompanied by a first Italian translation and extensive commentary. The present work intends to be a contribution to the knowledge of a relevant aspect of Cassiodorus's immense production, and offers the first overall study of the author's encomiastic fragments, of which it provides a new critical edition, accompanied by a complete translation and historical, stylistic-literary and linguistic commentaries, while also proposing a hypothesis of reconstruction of the contexts of inclusion.

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