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Priscian’s Ars grammatica in European Scriptoria. A Millennium of Latin and Greek Scholarship

Description du projet

Une nouvelle vie numérique pour les études sur la grammaire ancienne

L’Ars grammatica de Priscien tient une place notable parmi les travaux remarquables essentiels au patrimoine européen. Ce dernier travail antique de la langue latine inclut de nombreux passages d’anciens textes grecs perdus. Il a stimulé les études linguistiques européennes et a permis au fil des siècles aux universitaires occidentaux de pratiquer le latin et le grec. Les technologies numériques permettent d’étudier à nouveau le travail de Priscien dans une approche pluridisciplinaire. Le projet PAGES, financé par l’UE, permet une nouvelle édition critique de l’Ars avec une analyse systématique et des traductions. Le projet reconstituera le rôle de Priscien dans la linguistique et les études grecques par le biais d’une recherche sur les humanités numériques, paléographiques, philologiques et historiques, ainsi que d’une analyse multispectrale de manuscrits. L’ensemble des résultats sera accessible sur une plateforme numérique.

Objectif

Written at the beginning of the 6th century AD in the bilingual context of Constantinople, the Ars Prisciani, in 18 books, is the last and greatest Latin grammar handbook of Antiquity. Bringing together the inheritance of Latin and Greek grammatical traditions, it stands as a milestone in the history of linguistic speculation and is an important source of fragments of lost literary works. The deep impact of this text on European culture falls beyond its original scope. Conceived to teach Latin to Greek speakers, in the early Middle Ages (8th-10th centuries) and during the Renaissance (15th-16th centuries) the Ars turned out, due to its great amount of Greek passages, to stimulate the study of Greek by Western scholars.
The peculiar East-Western transmission of the Ars can now be exploited and thoroughly illustrated thanks to the progress of digital philology. PAGES aims both to supersede Hertz’s outdated and unreliable edition (1855-59) and, in a broader perspective, to reconstruct Priscian’s key role not only in the revival of Latin in 9th-century Europe but also in the practice of Greek script and language in Carolingian scriptoria, in the renaissance of Greek philological studies in the Humanistic Age, and in the history of linguistic education in Europe. The project tackles these challenges with a multidisciplinary approach, gathering experts in textual criticism, digital humanities, palaeography and multispectral imaging, history of linguistics, and medieval and humanistic scholarship.
PAGES will build an open source digital scholarly resource on the text, the tradition, and the reception of Priscian. The infrastructure will make available the results of the systematic census of medieval manuscripts and early printed editions, including the comprehensive inquiry about the Greek script and glosses in Priscian’s 8th-10th-centuries manuscripts as well as about the emendations and interpolations in 15th-16th-centuries manuscripts and printed editions.

Régime de financement

ERC-ADG - Advanced Grant

Institution d’accueil

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 2 486 375,00
Adresse
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Italie

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Région
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Liens
Coût total
€ 2 486 375,00

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