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    De novis morbis (Plinio, N.H., 26, 1-9)

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    Parole e cose

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    Parole e cose (“Words and Things”) collects the works by Silvano Boscherini (1920-2010), Full Professor of Latin Literature in Florence, published on magazine during his long academic activity. The volume is a proof of Boscherini’s scientific interests and, in addition to being a tribute to the man and the scholar, proposes still valid contributions in terms of knowledge and, above all, in terms of method. The works are divided into the five fundamental areas analysed by Boscherini over the years, even if a single article cannot always be uniquely placed in a single section, precisely because of the global and historicist method with which Boscherini has always faced the study and the examination of the texts. Within each section the works are proposed in chronological order

    Il riso di Democrito (a proposito di Cicerone, De oratore 2, 235)

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    In this passage Cicero hints at Democritus as a scholar investigating natural philosophy, and above all at his physical and psychological doctrine about laughing

    Per il nuovo Archiloco (P. Col. 7511)

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    Presentation, of a series of conjectures and new proposals on the recently published “New Archilochus” (P.Col, inv. 7511 [196a West2]) with remarks on lines 1, 5, 9, 19, 28 f., 33

    Vittorio Alfieri e il Prometeo di Eschilo

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    Alfieri appears to have disliked Aeschylus’ dramas during his youth, when he did not master Greek well. In the last years of his life, the tragic poet gained a deeper knowledge of the Greek language, and his annotations on a translation of the Prometheus feature frequent quotations of the Greek text and also of the scholia

    Parole e cose

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