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Falsari piemontesi del XVI secolo

Monsù Pingon e gli altri

Silvia Giorcelli    Università degli Studi di Torino, Italia    

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abstract

During the 16th century, the practice of erroneous transcription and falsification of Roman inscriptions was originated in Piedmont by humanists, scholars and collectors, about whom little surviving information exists. This essay seeks to gather it systematically. A leading figure in this process was Emanuele F. Pingone, who, at the service of Duke Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, produced encomiastic works for the glory of the Duke and for the history of Turin, resorting to legends, miracles and ancient inscriptions; also elsewhere in Piedmont, such as at Asti and Vercelli, numerous falsae were produced, and were later easily unmasked by Lugi Bruzza, Carlo Promis and Theodor Mommsen, for the editing of the CIL V (1877). Transcriptions made by scholars and collectors in the 16th century are often the only evidence for epigraphic documents, that are now lost.

Published
Dec. 16, 2019
Accepted
Sept. 8, 2019
Submitted
July 3, 2019
Language
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-387-8
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-386-1

Keywords: ManuscriptsForgeriesRenaissanceLatin epigraphyPingone

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