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Certissimo argumento aeternitati plus conferre tenuissimas membranas quam praedura marmora

De la plausibilité de quelques restitutions

Pierre Laurens    Université Paris-Sorbonne, France    

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The Aureolus inscription is a text transmitted by the Vita Triginta tyrannorum as an awkward translation made by a grammarian. It has been unanimously regarded as a forgery, created by Trebellius Pollio. The inscription is quoted in his Rerum patriae by Andrea Alciato, who translates it again in a first draft of his Antiquitates Mediolanenses, before giving his own translation in the Dresdensis manuscript, from which it goes one’s own way until being denounced as a forgery by Mommsen. Is it a double forgery? One will find here some evidence in favour of the rehabilitation of the testimony of the Historia Augusta.

Published
Dec. 11, 2019
Accepted
Oct. 18, 2019
Submitted
July 14, 2019
Language
FR
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-375-5
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-374-8

Keywords: Epigraphic forgeryAureolusAuthenticityAndrea AlciatoTrebellius Pollio

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