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

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Robortello, Francesco
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Also Robertello; Italian Humanist. Born Udine 1516, died Padua 1567. Studied at Bologna. prof. of philosophy, rhetoric, Greek and Latin at various univs. (1538 Lucca, 1543 Pisa, 1549 Venice, 1552 Padua, 1557 Bologna, 1560 Padua again).

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R. exerted considerable influence as an editor and commentator of ancient texts and as a theorist. Of his editions, the 1552 Aeschylus publication is particularly worthy of note, not only for its abundance of compelling emendations, but also because it was accompanied by the ed…

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Sier, Kurt, “Robortello, Francesco”, 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 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00611>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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