Title: The Descendants of Petrarch’s ‘Pro Archia’
Authors: De Keyser, Jeroen # ×
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Academic Division
Series Title: Classical Quarterly vol:63 issue:1 pages:292-328
Abstract: Editors of Cicero’s Pro Archia have assumed that Petrarch’s lost transcription of the equally lost Liège manuscript that he discovered in 1333 survives in an almost unaltered version in a single Florentine manuscript, while the remaining 265 Itali reflect another stage of the text, when conjectural corrections by its learned discoverer were introduced into the text. This article disproves that dichotomy and proposes a new stemma, based on a more comprehensive study of the transmission. Petrarch’s copy can be found branching into four distinct families, of unequal distribution, each of them represented by hitherto overlooked manuscripts that in various ways bespeak closeness to Petrarch’s library. Their consensus will produce a better-founded text than the current reconstruction in existing editions.
ISSN: 0009-8388
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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