International Workshop: the programme!

On Thursday, 30st September, and Friday, 1st October 2021 the Swiss Institute in Rome will host the International Workshop “In the Name of the Rose: Searching for Unknown, Lost, and Forgotten Ancient Texts”, organised by Renate Burri. This Workshop will officially conclude the experimental project “In the Name of the Rose: Searching for Unknown, Lost, […]

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Among the frequent visitors of the Vatican Library…

…are also the yellow-legged gulls (Italian: gabbiano [gabbiano reale zampegialle o reale mediterraneo], Latin: Larus michahellis, German: Mittelmeermöwe) whose ‘song’ fills the air above the courtyard of the Library. Sometimes they watch through the Library windows, from time to time knocking the windowpane with their strong beak when throwing back their head for uttering their […]

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Vat. gr. 1073 is a nearly forgotten manuscript.

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 […]

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