Plautus / Erasmus Roterodamus - Ex Plauti Comoediis. XX. Quarum carmina magna ex parte in mensum suum restituta sunt - 1522

Plautus / Erasmus Roterodamus - Ex Plauti Comoediis. XX. Quarum carmina magna ex parte in mensum suum restituta sunt - 1522
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[Post-Incunable - Aldina] 1522

"First and only Aldina edition of Plautus' comedies. Text revised and commented by Erasmus Roterodamus (Erasmus of Rotterdam) in 1508, with the collaboration of Aldus Manutius". (See Renouard, p. 94)

Large brands of Aldus, anchor with the twisted dolphin, one on the title page and one on full page in the colophon.

With the preface by Francisci Asulani in recognitionem M. Acii Plauti epistola ad Nicolaum Sconbergum, Archiepiscopum Campanum; vi sono contenuti: Index uerborum, quib paulo abstrusiorib. Plautus utitur - Argumenta singularum Comoediarum - Authoris uita - Tralatio dictionum graecarum. , n. 2 - Brunet,IV, p. 708.

"Cette édition, faite par François d'Asola sur un exemplaire corrigé par Alde l'Ancien et par Erasme" Adams P.1487.
"Mit einer Vorrede von Franciscus Asulanus." Schweiger II/761
"E poi il Plauto, quanto impegno ha speso lui (Aldo il Vecchio) in quello, in cui gli hai dato un grande aiuto, perché ti ha usato per tenere insieme, per così dire, le linee di quella sirena latina". (letter of Andrea Toressani Asulanus to Erasmus, June 21, 1517).

Eighteenth/nineteenth-century full leather binding with golden titles and decorations on the spine, old restoration on the headbands. Pp. [28], 568. Aldine brand on the title page, repeated at the end. Woodworm at the margin of a few sheets, traces of old owner’s notes erased on the title page, crisp interiors on bright and well-inked paper. A copy in good condition.
Includes a summary of each play and a life of the author; in the preface Torresano explains that the text used is the one revised by Erasmus together with Aldo in 1508. See Adams P-1407; Ahmanson-Murphy 211; Brunet IV, 708; Dibdin II, 308; Renouard 94.2.

In the dedicatory epistle by Gian Francesco Asolano, editor of the edition, to Nicolaus von Schonberg, bishop of Capua, the lesson of the text of the comedies is attributed to the work of Aldus Manutius with the collaboration of Erasmus ("Quanta diligentia fieri potuit Aldus noster et Erasmus Roterodamus illas (comoedias) olim castigarunt quorum exemplar nos librariis nostris, proponentes has XX deseribendas curavimus"). The Bacchides are not included among Plautus’ comedies because they are considered spurious. In the preliminary sheets: Index verborum, Argumenta singularum Comoediarum and Plauti vita ex Petro Crinito de poetis latinis.

Titus Maccius Plautus (Sarsina, 250 BC – 184 BC) was a Roman playwright. He was one of the most prolific and important authors of Latin antiquity and the theatrical author who most influenced Western theatre.

Plautus was an author of enormous success, immediate and posthumous.
By unanimous recognition, the great strength of Plautus lies in the comedy that comes from individual situations, taken one after the other, and from the verbal creativity that every new situation can release. But only a direct reading can give an adequate impression of all this.

Here are the 20 comedies that have come to us intact.
Amphitruo -- Asinaria -- Aulularia -- Capteiuei -- Curculio -- Casina -- Cistellaria -- Epidicus -- Bacchides dimidiatae -- Mostellaria -- [Menaechmi] -- Miles gloriosus -- Mercator -- Pseudolus -- Poenulus -- Persa -- Rudens -- Stichus -- Trinummus -- Truculentus.

Aldus Manutius was born in Bassiano, a small village in the Lazio countryside in the Duchy of Sermoneta in 1452 (or perhaps in 1449-50). After studying in Rome, and living in Ferrara and Carpi, Manutius moved to Venice, where he opened a printing house and began to publish, especially Latin and Greek classics, starting in 1493.

Full title:
Ex Plauti Comoediis. XX. Quarum carmina magna ex parte in mensum suum restituta sunt M.D. XXII.
Index uerborum, quib. paulo abstrusiorib. Plautus utitur. Argumenta singularum Comoediarum. Authoris uita. Tralatio dictionum graecarum.
Venetiis : In aedibus Aldi, et Andreae Asulani soceri, mense Iulio. 1522
[Erasmus Roterodamus] Plautus Titus Maccius.

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