Habent sua fata libelli

Studies in Book History, the Classical Tradition, and Humanism in Honor of Craig Kallendorf


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.

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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.
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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

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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.
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