Fra etimologie e tropi: allo scrittoio con ‘Magister Robertus’ (Dicta 109, 110, 111) Between Etymologies and Tropes: At the scriptorium with ‘Magister Robertus’ (Dicta 109, 110, 111)

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Pietro Bassiano Rossi

Abstract

Of special interest among Robert Grosseteste’s somewhat understudied writings are his collections of Dicta, Sermones, and commentaries on Psalms1–100. What these works have in common is the fact that they appear not to have been subjected to any actual revision by the author. For the Dicta, a colophon (appearing as a prologue in some manuscripts) has been transmitted to us. In this colophon, the author speaks in the first person and informs us about the genesis of the collection, its purposes, and the years when it was composed (« dum in scolis morabar »). The present study examines Dicta 109, 110, and 111 with the aim of providing new evidence about the origin of the Dicta.

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Pietro Bassiano Rossi, University of Torino

Professor, Dipartimento di Filosofia e Scienze dell'Educazione

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Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 257
Città del Vaticano, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Chigi A VIII 245.
Londra, British Library, Royal 6.E.V
Oxford, Bodleian Library, Bodley 798.
Padova, Biblioteca Antoniana, XVII, 370.


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