14 (2017)

Solino in onciale

Isabella Bardini
ricercatore indipendente
Laura Pani
Università degli Studi di Udine
Published December 24, 2017
  • Uncial script,
  • Solinus,
  • Manuscript fragments
How to Cite
Bardini, I., & Pani, L. (2017). Solino in onciale. Scrineum Rivista, 14(14), 3-22. https://doi.org/10.13128/Scrineum-21991


This paper deals with the recent discovery of a very old Latin fragment in the binding of a 16th century edition now kept in Tolmezzo, in North-Eastern Italy. Despite its poor preservation state, the analysis of its palaeographical features and the reading of its few lines have led to the conclusion that it is a 5th century fragment of Caius Iulius Solinus’ Collectanea rerum memorabilium in old-style uncials, with contemporary corrections in cursive script. The most ancient codices of Solinus’work known so far dating to the 9th century, this fragment is the only manuscript evidence of its circulation in the Late Antiquity. A copy and collation with Mommsen’s edition are also provided.


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