And yet it belongs to several manuscript groups of vital concern for the transmission and reception of ancient Greek texts, and offers a wide range of new insights in many respects! Vat. gr. 1073 was copied by Giovanni Santamaura, with his Greek name Ioannes Sagktamauras (Ἰωάννης Σαγκταμαύρας). Born in Cyprus in 1539, he sought refuge in Italy in […]
My plan to go back to Rome and to re-start my project “In the Name of the Rose” for a third time in mid-March 2021 nearly failed after the Italian government had imposed to many Italian regions, among them Lazio with Rome, a new lockdown on 12th March, effective from 15th March, which led the […]
Vat. gr. 1070 features one of the best known biblical texts, i.e. the Psalter (Book of Psalms), and luckily did not get lost over the centuries. I nevertheless decided to open this blog with a brief presentation of this codex for its peculiarities which are of particular uniqueness in Manuscript Studies: Vat. gr. 1070 presents the […]
History repeats itself: second wave of coronavirus, second library shutdown, second time good bye to Rome this year…
A new start and second attempt after the Vatican Library’s regular summer break, weaponed with face mask and disposable rubber gloves at the Library’s command… (Sept 19th, 2020)
Instead of blogging from the Vatican Library, I had to say good bye to a Rome as empty as I never have seen it before and probably never will see it again… (March 12th, 2020)
New Blog on Greek/Byzantine Manuscripts! Beginning from May 2020 approximately, I will weekly report on new observations and findings made in the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana on this blog – keep yourself posted!