Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary

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Enoch von Ascoli
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Enoch Asculanus; Italian Humanist. Born c. 1400 at Ascoli Piceno, died there c. 1457. Educated at Florence; teaching (poetry and rhetoric) at Perugia c. 1440. Tutor to the sons of Cosimo de’ Medici in Florence. Thereafter working at Rome in the service of Pope Nicholas V. 1451–1455 searching for manuscripts in Northern and Eastern Europe. Returned to Rome in 1455 with the Codex Herfeldensis.

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E. (actually Alberto) of Ascoli in the Italian Marche came from a lowly background. He was initially …

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Gall, Dorothee, “Enoch von Ascoli”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00208>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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