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2018 | 27 | 2 | 95-110
Article title

Nie tylko Gaius. Sensacyjne znaleziska „za szafą”

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EN
Gaius and others. Sensational discoveries “in the cupboard”
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PL
Abstracts
EN
History shows the books are either readers hearts’ desire or some spare or even useless objects. The example of that are many authors of ancient Greek and Latin literature. The output of splendid writers and poets, esteemed during their lives, having their place on the obligatory reading list of well educated human being and considered as the members of high literature pantheon, happened to be forgotten or even destroyed on purpose many a time over years, as poems of Sappho or Ovid. Some others, as Cicero, Catullus, Livy, Vergil, Tibullus, Propertius, Horace, Petronius, Statius or Apuleius once lost their popularity, once won back their glory. The amateurs of literature, with their searching for missing books, saved them for next generations. Scholar with a distinctive contribution to that are, among others, Francesco Petrarca, Giovanni Boccaccio and Poggio Bracciolini, the precursors of renaissance, who were sifting the resources of European libraries. The valuable source of ancient literature are Egyptian papyri and parchment palimpsests; due to the former ones we may read e. g. Menander’s comedies, meanwhile the latter ones have given us such authors as Plautus, Terence, the Elder and Younger Pliny, Sallust, Lucan, Juvenal and Gaius. The challenge for nowadays is not only to stock properly, but also to examine precisely this inestimable legacy.
Year
Volume
27
Issue
2
Pages
95-110
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  • Katedra Filologii Łacińskiej, Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
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Publication order reference
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1231-1634
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