Habent sua fata libelli honors the work of Craig Kallendorf, offering studies in several fields in which he chiefly distinguished himself: the history of the book and reading, the classical tradition and reception studies, Renaissance humanism, and Virgilian scholarship with a special focus on the creative transformation of the Aeneid through the centuries. The volume is rounded out by an appreciation of Craig Kallendorf, including a review of his scholarship and its significance.
In addition to the topics mentioned above, the volume’s twenty-five contributions are of relevance to those working in the fields of classical philology, Neo-Latin, political philosophy, poetry and poetics, printing and print culture, Romance languages, art history, translation studies, and Renaissance and early modern Europe generally.
Contributors: Alessandro Barchiesi, Susanna Braund, Hélène Casanova-Robin, Jean-Louis Charlet, Federica Ciccolella, Ingrid De Smet, Margaret Ezell, Edoardo Fumagalli, Julia Gaisser, Lucia Gualdo Rosa, James Hankins, Andrew Laird, Marc Laureys, John Monfasani, Timothy Moore, Colette Nativel, Marianne Pade, Lisa Pon, Wayne Rebhorn, Alden Smith, Sarah Spence, Fabio Stok, Richard Thomas, and Marino Zorzi.
Steven M. Oberhelman (Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1981), is Associate Dean and Professor of Classics at Texas A&M University. The author or editor of eleven books, his latest book is Healing Manuals from Ottoman and Modern Greece (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2020).
Giancarlo Abbamonte (Ph.D., University of Salerno, Italy, 1995), teaches Classical Philology at the Federico II University of Naples. His research focuses on classical reception, commentaries and lexicography. He has co-edited Niccolò Perotti's Cornu copiae and Iacopo d'Angelo's Latin translations of Plutarch.
Patrick Baker (Ph.D., Harvard University, 2009), teaches History at Humboldt University in Berlin. He is the author of Italian Renaissance Humanism in the Mirror (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015) and has edited several volumes on historiography, biography, and classical reception.
Acknowledgements List of Figures Note to the Reader Notes on Contributors
Introduction Steven M. Oberhelman, Giancarlo Abbamonte, Patrick Baker
1 Craig Kallendorf: The Man and His Work Richard F. Thomas
Part 1: Virgil and His Works
2 Aeneas in Campania: Notes on Naevius as a Model for the Aeneid Alessandro Barchiesi
3 Virgil’s Incomplete Lines: A Challenge for Translators Susanna Braund
Part 2: Virgilian Studies
4 La Poésie de la nature, de Virgile à Giovanni Pontano : l’exemple des pronostics solaires Hélène Casanova-Robin
5 Virgilio castigato: Stazio, Dante e le correzioni all’Eneide Edoardo Fumagalli
6 Pontano’s Virgil: Interpretation and Imitation in the Antonius Julia Haig Gaisser
7 Early Latin Virgils in the Colonial Americas (1520–1740) Andrew Laird
8 Virgil and Roman Musical Theater Timothy J. Moore
9 Raphael and Marcantonio Raimondi as Readers of Virgil Lisa Pon
10 The Manuscript and Print Tradition of Pomponius Laetus’s Commentary on the Aeneid Fabio Stok
Part 3: Classical Reception Studies
11 From Crete to Geneva: Frankiskos Portos (1511–1581) and His Teaching of Greek Federica Ciccolella
12 Unveiling the Calumny of Apelles: Caspar Dornavius’s Calumniae repraesentatio Marc Laureys
Part 4: Humanists and Humanism
13 Étude métrique des Épîtres de Jean Second Jean-Louis Charlet
14 The King’s Citizens: Francesco Patrizi of Siena on Citizenship in Monarchies James Hankins
15 The Letters of Ignatius of Antioch as a Philological and Epistemological Issue from the Reformation to Today John Monfasani
16 Boccaccio and Early Italian Humanism Marianne Pade
17 Working with Style: On Translating Boccaccio’s Decameron Wayne A. Rebhorn
18 Giovanni Aurispa e Tommaso Parentucelli: un’amicizia speciale Lucia Gualdo Rosa
19 Two Nations, Two Foundations: The Renaissance’s ‘Other Rome’ Alden Smith
20 Encounters with the Latin Past: Subiaco, Colonna, and Poems of Lepanto Sarah Spence
Part 5: The Material Book, Manuscripts, and Printed Editions
21 Chasing Commentaries: Kaspar Schoppe, Jacques Bongars, and Pierre Daniel, or the Backstory to the Servius Danielis Revisited Ingrid De Smet
22 The Ignorant Reader: Imagining Vernacular Literacies in Seventeenth-Century England Margaret J. M. Ezell
23 Ut liber pictura : Rembrandt peintre de livres Colette Nativel
24 The Book Trade in Venice under Foreign Dominations (1797–1866) Marino Zorzi
Scholars of the history of the book and reading, the classical tradition and reception studies, Renaissance humanism, Virgil and Virgilian studies, Neo-Latin, and Renaissance and early modern Europe generally. Keywords: Virgil, poetry, Aeneid, Latin, Neo-Latin, Renaissance, literature, history, philology, reception studies, manuscripts, printing, translation, paratexts, Greek.