Vol. 49 (2023): XLIX - 2023

L’Economico di Senofonte tra Giovanni Aurispa e Jean Jouffroy

Published 2023-06-21


  • Xenophon,
  • Oeconomicus,
  • Giovanni Aurispa,
  • Jean Jouffroy,
  • humanistic translations


The paper suggests that the anonymous translation of Xenophon’s Oeconomicus preserved in the ms. Vat. lat. 1069 could be that by Giovanni Aurispa, whose translation is mentioned by a contemporary source but is until now considered as lost. The paper investigates the Greek source of this humanistic translation. Finally, it analyses the entries for Xenophon’s Oecono­micus in the inventory of Aurispa’s books compiled in 1459 and proposes the identification of item 450 with the ms. Modena, Bibl. Estense Universitaria, α.W.9. 11.


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