Aevum: Rassegna di Scienze Storiche Linguistiche e Filologiche vol:87 issue:3 pages:667-684
Guarino Guarini da Verona, one of the most important humanist teachers, translated various Greek authors and commented on numerous Latin classics. While it has long been acknowledged that Guarino’s exegetical method can best be gathered from his students’ lecture notes or recollectae, little attention has been paid to these mostly unpublished documents. This article offers a preliminary study and partial critical edition of recollectae on the popular school author Valerius Maximus that are transmitted in two manuscripts and are attributed to Guarino in one of these witnesses. A comparison with the recollectae published under the name of another famous Quattrocento teacher, Ognibene Bonisoli da Lonigo, illustrates that even if not very original, Guarino’s commentary was certainly typical of the genre in the fifteenth century.