By Henry Putnam University Professor of History Anthony Grafton, Urs Leu
The humanists of the 15th and 16th centuries took a passionate curiosity in Livy's History of Rome. nobody studied the textual content extra intensively than the Swiss pupil Henricus Glareanus, who not just held lectures on assorted Roman historians on the college of Freiburg im Breisgau, but additionally drew up chronological tables for old historical past, which have been revealed a number of instances in Basle, occasionally including Livy's History. Glareanus annotated his own replica of the chronological tables and invited his scholars to repeat his marginal notes into their very own copies of the e-book. 3 of those copies survived, and provides new perception into Glareanus's practices as a pupil and instructor. The notes they contain--and the best way Glareanus used them as a teacher--are special, and neither has had a lot recognition some time past from historians of interpreting. This quantity offers facsimile reproductions of the tables from one of many surviving copies, now saved in Princeton college Library. The fine quality reproductions contain transcriptions of the handwritten notes, unlocking Glareanus's teachings for a brand new new release of scholars and researchers.
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