Aevum: rivista, articoli e abbonamenti


Rassegna di Scienze storiche linguistiche e filologiche

A cura della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia dell'Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
La rivista «Aevum», il cui primo numero apparve nel gennaio-marzo 1927, rappresenta per un vasto settore disciplinare degli studi umanistici la voce della Facoltà di Lettere e filosofia dell'Università Cattolica del S. Cuore. Ha diffusione in ambito nazionale e internazionale. Attualmente pubblica in tre fascicoli annuali – rispettivamente dedicati al mondo classico, al Medioevo, all'Occidente moderno – articoli brevi e lunghi, cronache, recensioni e annunzi bibliografici. Ogni fascicolo, offrendo pubblicazione di inediti, analisi rigorose, discussioni critiche e approfondimenti eruditi, contribuisce al progredire degli studi. «Aevum» è un periodico scientifico aperto a contributi nel campo della storia, della filologia, delle scienze documentarie (epigrafia, paleografia, ecc.), della tradizione culturale europea nella sua specificità e negli scambi con altre culture, dall'antichità all'età moderna. I contributi debbono essere il risultato di ricerche scientifiche originali e non debbono essere stati pubblicati altrove a stampa o nel web, neanche in altra lingua. Edizioni di testi letterari e documentari, censimenti e cataloghi tematici sono privilegiati. Lingue di pubblicazione oltre l'italiano sono francese, inglese, spagnolo, tedesco. 

I contributi presentati a «Aevum» sono valutati, in forma anonima, da studiosi competenti per la specifica disciplina (‘double-blind peer review’).

La rivista è in Fascia A Anvur
 per A Anvur Category for
  • l'intera Area 10 - Scienze dell'antichità, filologico-letterarie e storico-artistiche
  • i settori concorsuali A1, A2, A3, A4 dell'Area 11 - Scienze storiche, filosofiche, pedagogiche, psicologiche
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Rivista Aevum
all'attenzione del Direttore, Prof. Marco Petoletti
presso Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Largo A. Gemelli, 1 - 20123 Milano

ISSN carta: 0001-9593
ISSN digitale: 1827-787X

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Griff-phialen dal Santuario della Sorgente di Saturo (Ta): una sintesi sui tipi decorati con il motivo del leone
di Chiara Tarditi pagine: 36 € 6,00
In the Greek bronze vessels from the Archaic and Classical periods, basins certainly are the most widespread shape, with a high number of formal and ornamental variants, in particular in the handles. Among these, of particular  interest are some specimens in the shape of a lion in an elongated position or, in a simpler form, with only the attachment decorated with a lion’s protome. Two unpublished pieces from the Sanctuary of the Sorgente at Saturo (Ta)  offer the opportunity for a review of both variants.
Aristofane e il mare: aspetti economici, sociali, politici e militari
di Paolo A. Tuci pagine: 28 € 6,00
The paper aims at studying the presentation of the sea in Aristophanic comedies, both from the point of view of fishing and the fish trade (§ 1), and from the political and military point of view (§ 2). In all these different areas, there  are no indications of any Aristophanes’ distrust of the maritime world, or of its ideological subordination to that of the land. Even if we admit that Aristophanes is close to conservative positions, we must conclude that  this does not  entail an ideological revulsion against the maritime dimension of the city. As it is well known, in his comedies (and in some of them in particular) Aristophanes’ exalts countryside and peace; but, at the same time, his realist outlook  makes him affirm that the τριήρεις καλαί (Av. 108) are protected by Athena (Eq. 1186) and that the rowers are the saviours of the city (Ach. 163). This view, far from being confused or contradictory, is a faithful and sincere  mirror of the multifaceted reality of 5th century Athens, of which Aristophanes proves himself to be an attentive and incomparable interpreter.
Il ‘grande’ Egitto di Tolemeo III Evergete
di Francesca Della Guardia pagine: 48 € 6,00
During the third Syrian War, Ptolemaic Egypt reached its maximum expansion. From the reconstruction of Ptolemy III’s sphere of influence, it emerges that Euergetes’ foreign policy, aligned with a longstanding Ptolemaic hegemonic  strategy, sought to ensure effective land and sea defense against potential threats from Asia Minor and it aimed to fortify Ptolemaic Aegean naval supremacy against Antigonid naval power. The acquisition of coastal sites  in Phoenicia, Syria, and southern Anatolia, an extensive network of naval military bases in the Aegean, and the control over northwestern coastal regions solidified Ptolemaic influence, maintaining Egypt as a major maritime power under the Euergetes’ reign.
Tolemeo V nell’Ecclesiaste? Intenzione e interpretazione
di Alessandro Rossini pagine: 26 € 6,00
Some verses of the book of Qoheleth (or Ecclesiastes) concerning monarchs have been interpreted over the centuries as references to Hellenistic kings. Here is an updated status on the interpretation of Ecl 10, 16 (but also 4, 13-16)  as a reference to King Ptolemy V of Egypt (204-180 BC) and his court – including a concise reflection on the concepts of authorial intention and exemplum historicum, and their interpretation.
The Bithynian Succession Crisis (94-88 BCE) in Granius Licinianus (XXXV 85-94)
di Francesco Carriere pagine: 12 € 6,00
This paper deals with a passage from the Reliquiae of Granius Licinianus (XXXV 85-94) concerning the Bithynian succession crisis. In 94 BCE, Nicomedes IV Philopator ascended to the throne, but soon his half-brother Socrates  Chrestòs claimed his rights to the throne. Infact, Socrates occupied the kingdom and Nicomedes IV was forced to flee to Rome. After discussing the evidence of Appian, Trogus/Justin, and Memnon, the paper will focus on  Licinianus’ account of the Bithynian crisis. In particular, the current interpretation of a phrase in Licinianus’ passage (XXXV 90) is rejected and a new restoration of the text is proposed.
Trajan et l’adoption d’Hadrien
di Alberto Giudice pagine: 24 € 6,00
According to the literary sources, Hadrian was not adopted by the Optimus princeps when he was alive but ascended to the imperial throne thanks to an intrigue orchestrated by Plotina. Modern historians are still debating intensively  about this issue. This is why two schools of thought have emerged: the first maintains that the adoption was orchestrated by his wife; the second states that the adoption of the princeps was decided by the Optimus princeps. In this  study we come back to this topic and try, through the intersection of literary and archaeological sources, to demonstrate that Trajan had already chosen Hadrian as his successor since 114.
Proprietà imperiali e legami familiari in Gallia Narbonense: il caso degli Antonini
di Sofia Piacentin pagine: 16 Scarica
Roman emperors owned properties all over the provinces of the Roman empire, which are mainly attested in Africa, Asia or Egypt, and less known in other provinces. By combining a solid survey of literary, epigraphic, and archaeological sources, this work tracks down imperial properties in Gallia Narbonensis. The evidence in this province for the property of Annia Fundania Faustina, a relative of Antoninus Pius, whose family was originally from Nîmes,  would suggest the importance that family properties might have had in the symbolic making of imperial dynasty.

Proprietà imperiali e legami familiari in Gallia Narbonense: il caso degli Antonini by Sofia Piacentin is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Riflessioni su testo e lingua di Origene: H36Ps II e la traduzione latina di Rufino
di Nicola Pace, Marco Settecase pagine: 22 € 6,00
Textual and linguistic observations on Origen’s Second Homily on Psalm 36, published for the first time in 2015: examinatio and emendatio of 15 passages.
Una nota in merito ad un frammento pacuviano in Agostino
di Mirko Tasso pagine: 10 € 6,00
Augustine quotes only twice (Aug. soliloq. 2, 15, 29; epist. 7, 2, 4) a Pacuvian verse (Pacuv. fr. inc. XXXVI, 397 Ribb3. = fr. IX, 260 D’Anna. = 171*** Schierl). This iambic senarius is from the Medus and refers to Medea’s flying  chariot. According to the academic tradition, Augustine took the verse from Cic. inv. 1, 27; rep. 3, 14 since he was no longer able to read Pacuvius directly. Anyway, Cicero, unlike what happens in the two Augustinian loci, does not  report the name of Medea. Therefore, the present article aims to show that Augustine may have integrated the Ciceronian texts which quote the Pacuvian verse with another (secondary) iconographic/literary Zwischenquelle.
Un capitolo perduto della vita di Alarico: il “vacuum alariciano” 398-400 d.C.
di Daniele Reano pagine: 34 € 6,00
The aim of this paper is to analyze a relatively unexplored period in the biography of the Gothic leader Alaric, the years between 398 and 400. After a brief overview to the historical context, the first part engages the historiographical  debate surrounding a passage from Sinesio’s De Regno (Syn. De Reg. 20) and the identification of the subject of this part of the text. The second part proposes an analysis of Alaric’s temporary absence from the  sources during this period, emphasizing some remarkable aspects of the integration of barbarian generals into the government of Constantinople at the beginning of the 5th century, underlining some features of Alaric’s political  position. The third and final segment explores the network of connections that Alaric may have developed during his tenure as magister militum per Illyricum, highlighting how some relationships may have played a role in his non-participation in the Gainas revolt.
Due corruttele in Boezio (In Porph. Comm. pr. 2, 32; De consolatione Philosophiae 3 X, 2)
di Giulio Vannini pagine: 6 € 6,00
The article detects two corruptions in Boethius (In Porph. comm. pr. 2, 32 si quid llud est; De consolatione Philosophiae 3 X, 2 quos fallax ligat improbis catenis), which have been overlooked or underestimated by scholars, and puts  forward two possible emendations (si quid aliud est; quos ligat fallax variis catenis).
Indian flora as described by Cosmas Indicopleustes. A cross-analysis with Greek and Indian sources
di Giulia Freni, Alessandro Giudice pagine: 28 € 6,00
At the beginning of the sixth century CE, the Egyptian monk Cosmas Indicopleustes accomplished a journey to the principal ports of the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. When he returned to Egypt, he wrote an account of the places  he visited, namely the Topographia Christiana. In its eleventh book, some Indian plants and spices are described (e.g., Gr. πίπερ corresponding to Skt. pippalī) or mentioned (e.g., Gr. τζανδάνα corresponding to Skt. candana). The present contribution intends to examine these accounts of vegetable species (Cosmas Indic. XI, 10; XI, 11; XI, 15) from a double perspective: on the one side, it analyses the Greek traditions on plants, providing an overview of the  species found in Cosmas’ work; on the other, it compares the pieces of information singled out by Cosmas with Indian sources to verify the reliability of the Topographia Christiana and, likewise, its dependence on earlier Greek  botanical and medical traditions.

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