Renæssanceforum 9 • 2015

Fabio Stok
Virgil's Biography between Rediscovery and Revision

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This article examines the Life of Virgil written by Laetus. For the text of the Life, the two manuscript versions of it and the Lives of Virgil written by some of Laetus's pupils (Cinthius of Ceneda, Petrus Marsus, and the anonymous compiler of the Vat. lat. 2739) have been collated. The sources of the Life and Laetus's preferences and objectives, connected with Rome's cultural milieu and with his personal experiences, are examined.