Ovid (43 BC–17 or 18 AD) Opera

Parma: Stephanus Corallus, 1 July 1477

Ovid’s Fasti was intensely studied in Rome in the late-fifteenth century. The commentary of the erudite humanist Giulio Pomponio Leto (1428–98) was enduringly popular. Leto was the influential founder of the Accademia Romana, which promoted the study of classical antiquity, its members assuming classical Greek or Latin names. He is mentioned as the author of the marginal commentary added to this copy of Ovid by an anonymous annotator, possibly one of Leto’s students.

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