Presentations of ancient Roman epigraphs from the Ambrosiana collections.
Among its many treasures, the Biblioteca Ambrosiana also owns a collection of ancient epigraphs (Roman inscriptions). For long a little neglected, lately these ancient inscriptions have been object of renewed interest among scholars. Some of the most interesting specimens are presented annually – two this year – as an example of the vitality of this means of communication of the past, shedding light on some aspects of life in ancient times.
(lectures in Italian)
Thursday May 30, h 16.30
Antonio Sartori L’iscrizione 71-VIII. Calunniata e rivalutata
Thursday September 26, ore 16.30
Mauro Reali e Antonio Sartori L’iscrizione 79-XIV. Non solo la famiglia
May 30 2019, h 16.30
September 26 2019, h 16.30
Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Piazza Pio XI 2
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The exhibition compares graphical representation methods of two geniuses of the past, through the reproduction of the masterpiece by Guido da Vigevano Anathomia designata per figuras (1345) and Leonardo da Vinci’s revolutionary anatomical visualization by means of a selection from his numerous anatomical drawings.
For Spring 2020 the Class of Latin and Greek studies organizes a cycle of three conferences entitled Intorno a un Codice. In each lecture, a scholar will present a particularly valuable Ambrosian codex, illustrating its features.