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Catalogus Translationum et Commentariorum. Mediaeval and Renaissance Latin Translations and Commentaries: Annotated Lists and Guides. Volume X

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XXXVI+404 p., 150 x 230 mm, 2015
ISBN: 978-0-88844-950-4
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This series lists and describes the Latin translations of ancient Greek authors and the Latin commentaries on ancient Latin (and Greek) authors up to the year 1600. A contribution to the history of classical scholarship, it is intended to illustrate the impact which the literary heritage of ancient Greece and Rome had upon the literature, learning, and thought of those long centuries of Western history usually known as the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The articles in Volume X represent various fields (literature, history, and philosophy) and span a vast period of time, from the sixth century B.C. (Pindar) to the sixth century A.D. (Agathias).

Founded in 1946 by Paul Oskar Kristeller, the Catalogus Translationum et Commentariorum has become an indispensable research tool for scholars interested in the history of the classical tradition in the West during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Each article treats a separate classical author, beginning with a detailed essay on the author’s reception from antiquity to A.D. 1600. This ‘Fortuna’ is followed by a comprehensive list both of manuscript and printed commentaries on each Latin author and, in the case of Greek authors, a list of Latin translations as well. Since the publication of the first volume in 1960, the Catalogus has published articles on nearly a hundred classical authors, with dozens more in active preparation. The project boasts an international team of contributors from fourteen countries in Europe and North America. Given the ever-growing interest in the history of classical reception across departments of English, European languages, and comparative literature, the foundational scholarship that is the hallmark of the CTC has become more vital to research in the humanities than ever. In this volume, the tenth in the series, five full-length articles devoted to Pindar, Aelianus Tacticus, Musaeus, Agathias, and Aulus Gellius are supplemented by addenda and corrigenda to articles previously published on Lucretius, Dionysius Periegetes, and Sallust.

Greti Dinkova-Bruun is a Fellow and Librarian of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto.

James Hankins is Professor of History at Harvard University and founder and general editor of the I Tatti Renaissance Library, published by Harvard University Press.

Robert A. Kaster is Professor of Classics and Kennedy Foundation Professor of Latin Language and Literature at Princeton University.

Table of Contents

Preface, by Greti Dinkova-Bruun
Preface to Volume I, by Paul Oskar Kristeller
General Bibliography
Abbreviations

Greek Authors
Pindarus, by Francesco Tissoni (Università degli Studi di Milano)
Aelianus Tacticus, by Silvia Fiaschi (Università degli Studi di Macerata)
Musaeus, by Paolo Eleuteri (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia)
Agathias, by Réka Forrai (Centre for Medieval Literature, University of Southern Denmark)

Latin Authors
Aulus Gellius, by Leofranc Holford-Strevens (Oxford, U.K.)

Addenda et Corrigenda
Lucretius, by Ada Palmer (University of Chicago)
Dionysius Periegetes, by Didier Marcotte (Université de Reims, Institut Universitaire de France)
Sallustius, by Patricia J. Osmond (Rome, Italy) and Robert W. Ulery, Jr. (Wake Forest University)

Index of Manuscripts for Volume X
Index of Translators and Commentators
Index of Ancient Authors Treated in Volumes I–X

Review

“This, the tenth volume of the Catalogus Translationum et Commentariorum, marks a new phase in the history of a distinguished series founded by Paul Oskar Kristeller and subsequently edited by Edward Cranz and Virginia Brown. Not only has it been produced under the editorship of Greti Dinkova-Bruun, with the assistance of James Hankins and Robert Kaster, but it also introduces a new, handsome format. At the same time, those familiar with the Catalogus will be pleased to note here continuity with its fundamental aims and method. Each article evinces broad familiarity with manuscript and printed sources, as well as rigorous under­standing of the textual tradition of the classical author that is its focus: Pindar, Aelianus Tacticus, Musaeus, Agathias, Aulus Gellius. Together with comprehensive indices, these essays constitute a volume which, like its predecessors, will prove an indispensable guide to the classical tradition and its afterlife in all their inexhaustible variety.”

John Magee
University of Toronto

Interest Classification:
Medieval & Modern (Indo-European) Languages & Literatures
Comparative & cultural studies through literature
Comparative literature (general)
Medieval literature (general comparative)
Renaissance literature (general comparative)
Classics, Ancient History, Oriental Studies
Greek literature
Classical Greek literature
Latin language
Medieval Latin language
Latin literature
Classical Latin literature
Early Christian & Patristic Latin literature
Medieval Latin literature

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