Latin Palaeography: Antiquity and the Middle Ages by Bernhard Bischoff
By Bernhard Bischoff
First released in 1979, this paintings, through the best dwelling authority on medieval palaeography, deals the main finished and up to date account in any language of the heritage of Latin script. It incorporates a unique account of the function of the ebook in cultural background from antiquity to the Renaissance and descriptions the historical past of booklet illumination. by means of surroundings the advance of Latin script in its cultural context, it presents an unrivalled creation to the character of medieval Latin tradition.
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75 Fink et al. (1940) 146. 76 But oddly enough not by the Arvals, as noted by Weinstock (1971) 207. WHY FASTI} 25 continued to be commemorated in the calendar had Octavian not won the struggle for the position of Caesar's political heir. Being Caesar's son and Julian family heir, and even having the unique advantage of being 'filius divi' since 42 BC, was not enough. For example, his birthday, 23 September, was not made a public festival until 30 BC, after he had won at Actium and for which it was a reward (Dio, 51.
The Roman state feriae, both stativae and conceptivae, affected the character of a day officially. An example of how this happened is provided by Cicero. The kalends of January was ordinarily marked F, but in the year 58 BC the Compitalia, feriae conceptivae fell on this day (Cicero, Pis. 8) and so changed it to NP. 55 Religion and the calendar, then, were inextricably intertwined in Roman public life. This fact explains why the power to make intercalations for correcting inexactitudes had been vested in the pontiffs, who also happened to be magistrates.
4. 4; Fam. 8. 11. 1), Caesar (BG 2. 35), Plutarch (Sull. 8. 3), and Appian (BC 1. 56. 5; 59. 6). Dio (49. 62. 1) cites a case where a pontifex attempted to intercalate an extra month for the enactment of the senate's measures. Abuse of the system of intercalation for negligence is cited by Cicero (Leg. 2. 12. 29), for impropriety by Suetonius (Div. Iul. 40), for corruption by Solinus (1. 43), for political gain by Censorinus (20. 7). Paradoxically, both despite and because of the Republican calendar's inefficiency in time-reckoning, its importance in the political-religious life of the city was paramount.