Cristoforo Landino e il ms. 138 della Biblioteca Riccardiana di Firenze: studio su uno zibaldone umanistico
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The article focuses on ms. 138, Biblioteca Riccardiana, Florence, a ‘zibaldone’ belonged to the humanist Cristoforo Landino (1425-1498). Particular attention is drawn to the first codicological unit, written in Landino’s hand, containing a unique textual witness of an anonymous Latin translation of Diodorus Siculus’ Bibliotheca historica; the translation is peculiar because many words and numbers are left in Greek, and the text is full of corrections and cancellations. The paper shows the outcomes of a first textual analysis of the anonymous version and discusses Landino’s possible responsibility towards the text, considering that his knowledge of Greek has always been judged elementary by scholar
keywordsLandino, manuscript Ricc. 138, humanistic translations, Diodorus Siculus.
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