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Bibliotheca epigraphica manuscripta: dal 1881 a oggi

Marco Buonocore    Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Città del Vaticano    

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In his well-known Denkschrift (1847), Theodor Mommsen, by then not yet thirty years old, focused on researching extensively the manuscript collections of various libraries, making order in the jumble of papers (Papierwust) dispersed in archival holdings; in short, he was aiming at a systematic ordering, above all for a correct definition of a titulus genuinus and a titulus falsus, a problem with which his scholarly research was always concerned, even in its most minute details. In 1881, Mommsen promoted the foundation of a Bibliotheca epigraphica manuscripta, which should have indexed and described the enormous quantity of handwritten witnesses of Latin inscriptions scattered through various institutions, public and private. One wonders about the possibilities of starting such a pioneering Mommsenian project anew, creating a shared database, through the synergy of the libraries and universities that have shown interest towards this specific research field.

Published
Dec. 11, 2019
Accepted
Oct. 2, 2019
Submitted
July 12, 2019
Language
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-375-5
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-374-8