Servius quotes Verrius Flaccus in the articulated gloss ad Aen. 8, 423. Referring to eulogistic quotation, the scholiast is supposed to hold the grammaticus in due consideration. The recalls to Verrius, recurring both in the Scholia Vergilii Veronesia (SV) and in the Servius auctus’ sylloge, are unexplored yet, despite of their increase. The research, carried out on corresponding glosses, reveals the antithesis between the two members of the same Vergilian scholiography row. Likewise it contributes to review the critical orientation attributed to Servius. The extreme praise of Verrius’ auctoritas, made by SV, can be useful to explain its strengthening in the late Latinity. Servius Danielis, committed in devaluation of Flaccus as testis both erudite and linguistic, has the ‘merit’ of handing down an already old and secondary line as an exclusive one. The comparison of glosses points out a censure of Servius himself, who wants to look inclined to stay in the well established tradition line: he shows his positive judgement about Verrius Flaccus meanwhile he refrains from emphasizing his limits and lack of interpretative originality.

Verrio Flacco e gli scoliasti virgiliani

MASTELLONE, Eugenia
2007-01-01

Abstract

Servius quotes Verrius Flaccus in the articulated gloss ad Aen. 8, 423. Referring to eulogistic quotation, the scholiast is supposed to hold the grammaticus in due consideration. The recalls to Verrius, recurring both in the Scholia Vergilii Veronesia (SV) and in the Servius auctus’ sylloge, are unexplored yet, despite of their increase. The research, carried out on corresponding glosses, reveals the antithesis between the two members of the same Vergilian scholiography row. Likewise it contributes to review the critical orientation attributed to Servius. The extreme praise of Verrius’ auctoritas, made by SV, can be useful to explain its strengthening in the late Latinity. Servius Danielis, committed in devaluation of Flaccus as testis both erudite and linguistic, has the ‘merit’ of handing down an already old and secondary line as an exclusive one. The comparison of glosses points out a censure of Servius himself, who wants to look inclined to stay in the well established tradition line: he shows his positive judgement about Verrius Flaccus meanwhile he refrains from emphasizing his limits and lack of interpretative originality.
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