Scipio Tettius and the Latin Classics
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.
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