Scipio Tettius and the Latin classics

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Scipio Tettius (d. ca. 1571) is not a household name amongst classical scholars. Nonetheless, his most important work, the Index auctorum nondum editorum, written in 1553, attempts for the first time to describe the extent of classical literature which survived transmitted in manuscripts, but which had yet to appear in print. This study provides the most comprehensive treatment yet available for Tettius’ life and career, and, focussing on the Latin works in his list, situates his achievement as an important landmark in the history of classical scholarship.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-288
Number of pages20
JournalHistory of Classical Scholarship
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Scipio Tettius
  • Philippe Labbe
  • Pierre Pithou
  • Claude Dupuy
  • manuscripts
  • Cardinal Angelo Mai


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