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Bartolomeo Borghesi, Theodor Mommsen et l'edition des inscriptions de Pirro Ligorio dans le Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum ( CIL )

Abstract : When Theodor Mommsen sent to the Academy of Sciences in Berlin his plan for the publication of a corpus of Latin inscriptions (cil) in 1847, he was aware of the problems that had arisen due to forgeries, and especially those attributed to Ligorio, who was considered the greatest forger of all time in epigraphy. This article explores for the first time the genesis of the publication of the 'falsae ligorianae' in cil, recalling first the existence, often forgotten, of a first project of a cil entrusted to Olaus Christian Kellermann under the unofficial direction of Borghesi; through their correspondence they formulated the methodological principles which would be followed in the second project of a cil after Mommsen had taken the decision to create a specific category of inscriptions 'falsae vel dubiae'; the German scholar thus provided for future generations a material that remains little explored in the field of epigraphy.
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Ginette Vagenheim. Bartolomeo Borghesi, Theodor Mommsen et l'edition des inscriptions de Pirro Ligorio dans le Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum ( CIL ). Journal of the History of Collections, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2014, 26 (3), pp.363 - 371. ⟨10.1093/jhc/fhu053⟩. ⟨hal-01829599⟩

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