Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Annotating Tacitus: The Case of Justus Lipsius

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

During a sojourn in Rome Justus Lipsius's patrons, Granvelle and Muretus, introduced him to prominent humanists in the city who gave him access to their manuscripts and early printed books, and often also to collections of inscriptions and coins. This chapter distinguishes between the editio princeps, which has only the one modest section of Notae, and the subsequent edition from 1581 onwards up to the 1607 re-issue. The 1574 edition is a sturdy in-octavo book of 762 pages including about one hundred pages of Notae, matching the order of the works from p. 643 on. Soon after the publication of the editio princeps, Lipsius resumed his work on Tacitus by thoroughly revising his text and establishing the promised commentary. The successive editions of Tacitus's collected works and their commentary certainly earned Lipsius his star on the humanists' Walk of Fame.

Keywords: editio princeps; Justus Lipsius; Notae; Rome; Tacitus



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Transformations of the Classics via Early Modern Commentaries — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation