Classical Authors on the Bookshelves of Carniolan Nobility

Keria: Studia Latina et Graeca. 2018;20(1):131-144 DOI 10.4312/keria.20.1.131-144


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Journal Title: Keria: Studia Latina et Graeca

ISSN: 1580-0261 (Print); 2350-4234 (Online)

Publisher: Znanstvena založba FIlozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani (Ljubljana University Press, Faculy of Arts)

Society/Institution: University of Ljubljana, Faculy of Arts

LCC Subject Category: Language and Literature: Greek language and literature. Latin language and literature

Country of publisher: Slovenia

Language of fulltext: Latin, Slovenian, English, Greek, Modern (1453-)

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Anja Dular


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Abstract | Full Text

Works by classical authors had a significant share in the aristocratic libraries of the Slovenian lands. While the selection of authors varied, there were some mainstays: Cicero, Horace, Ovid, Homer. The language of the books was either original or a German or French translation. All publications were furnished with commentaries and introductory chapters containing the authors’ biographies, often even with glossaries and grammar exercises. These additions, however, were considerably reduced in the 19th century. All library owners preserved classical language textbooks as well.