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Der Gaius der Preußen

  • Autori: Varvaro, M
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2011
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
  • Parole Chiave: Gai Institutiones; Palimpsestforschung; praescriptio pro reo
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The discovery of the Palimpsest of the Gaius' Institutions in 1816 occurred at the height of palimpsest research and is part of a broader controversy among German and Italian scholars at that time. The deciphering of the lower stratum of the palimpsest and its first publication was supported by the Preußische Akademie der Wissenschaften and was considered as a product of German intellectual spirit. The transcriptions were transferred to the Akademie der Wissenschaften and later to the Königliche Bibliothek of Berlin. Today they are preserved in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. They still constitute an indispensable basis for the constitutio textus of Gaius' Institutions.