The last leaf of MS Toledo, Archivo y Biblioteca Capitulares, Zelada 104 6 (fol. 267 verso), the famous Dante copied by Boccaccio, has a very fine portrait of Homer, visible only in ultraviolet light. Identification is made possible by a caption based on Inferno iv 88, «Homero poeta sovrano». Beneath the drawing Boccaccio wrote a few barely legible words in Greek lettering. A decipherment is offered: it is Boccaccio’s signature.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] The portrait of Homer and the Greek signature of Boccaccio|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||ITALIA MEDIOEVALE E UMANISTICA|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- Giovanni Boccaccio
- Greco nel sec. XIV
- Greek in XIVth century