Lezing 'Commentary and Illustration in the Lyon Terence'

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Alumni , Medewerkers , Studenten
Wanneer
07-10-2021 van 10:00 tot 11:30
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Livestream
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Engels
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Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies & Group for Early Modern Studies
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Stefan.Meysman@UGent.be
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https://www.ugent.be/pirenne/en/news-events/events/turner-torellohill-lecture
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Digital lecture by Giulia Torello-Hill (University of New England, AUS) & Andrew Turner (University of Melbourne, AUS)

The Lyon Terence, edited by the Fleming Jodocus Badius Ascensius in 1493, was the first printed edition of the plays of Terence to include a full cycle of woodcut illustrations. Illustrated manuscripts of Terence from the Middle Ages are well known and have been studied extensively, but the Lyon Terence has been unjustly overlooked. This paper builds on the recently published The Lyon Terence: Its Tradition and Legacy (Brill 2020) to look closely at the interplay between woodcut illustrations and commentary. Although the identity of the artist who oversaw the design of the Lyon Terence’s iconographic plan is unknown, close correspondences between the commentary and the illustrations suggest a symbiotic dialogue between artist and editor.