Il ritratto di Omero e la firma greca di Boccaccio

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The portrait of Homer and the Greek signature of Boccaccio

Marco Petoletti, Stefano Martinelli Tempesta

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Abstract

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
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)399-409
Number of pages11
JournalITALIA MEDIOEVALE E UMANISTICA
Volume54
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Boccaccio
  • Giovanni Boccaccio
  • Greco nel sec. XIV
  • Greek in XIVth century

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