In 1411 Guarino dedicated to Angelo Corbinelli his Latin translation of Plutarch's De liberis educandis (no. 2 in the list of Planudes), which is based on a Greek text belonging to the Planudes recensio of Plutarch's Moralia. Before Guarino, only Iacopo di Angelo had translated three treatises of the Moralia dealing with the virtue and the fortune of Alexander the Great and the Romans (nos. 56, 57a-b in the list of Planudes), which he dedicated to Peter Filargis, when he was cardinal (1405-1409). In the dedication to Filargis, Iacopo claims to have received the Greek manuscript for translating from Filargis himself. Iacopo's Greek model apparently belonged to the Planudes family of the Moralia testimonies and it has probably to be identified with the today Milan Ambrosiana C.126.inf. (α), written by Planudes himself and nine pupils in 1294-5. In 1424 Guarino, too, used α, when he translated the Parallela Minora, a work falsely attributed to Plutarch in the manuscripts of the Moralia. Therefore, I suggest that Guarino made use of α also for the translation of the De liberis educandis in 1411 and that he had got this important manuscript when he visited Filargis in Bologna in February 1410, before moving to Florence.

Guarinus of Verona Translator of Plutarch’s De liberis educandis (1411) and the Last Legacy of the Pope Alexander V (Peter Filargis)

Giancarlo Abbamonte
2017

Abstract

In 1411 Guarino dedicated to Angelo Corbinelli his Latin translation of Plutarch's De liberis educandis (no. 2 in the list of Planudes), which is based on a Greek text belonging to the Planudes recensio of Plutarch's Moralia. Before Guarino, only Iacopo di Angelo had translated three treatises of the Moralia dealing with the virtue and the fortune of Alexander the Great and the Romans (nos. 56, 57a-b in the list of Planudes), which he dedicated to Peter Filargis, when he was cardinal (1405-1409). In the dedication to Filargis, Iacopo claims to have received the Greek manuscript for translating from Filargis himself. Iacopo's Greek model apparently belonged to the Planudes family of the Moralia testimonies and it has probably to be identified with the today Milan Ambrosiana C.126.inf. (α), written by Planudes himself and nine pupils in 1294-5. In 1424 Guarino, too, used α, when he translated the Parallela Minora, a work falsely attributed to Plutarch in the manuscripts of the Moralia. Therefore, I suggest that Guarino made use of α also for the translation of the De liberis educandis in 1411 and that he had got this important manuscript when he visited Filargis in Bologna in February 1410, before moving to Florence.
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