«MIRA EXCELLENTIA, ET MIRA SUBVERSIO»: LA QUAESTIO UTRUM SOLOMON DAMNATUS SIT DI REMIGIO DEI GIROLAMI (BNCF, MS. G 3. 465, FF. 175VA-176VB)

Translated title of the contribution: «Mira excellentia, et mira subversio»: Remigio dei Girolami’s quaestio Utrum Solomon damnatus sit (bncf, ms. G 3. 465, ff. 175va-176vb)

Paola Nasti*

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Abstract

The edition of the quaestio Utrum Solomon damnatus sit contained in the ms. Firenze, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, G 3. 465, ff. 175va-176vb, is here presented. The quaestio is included in the Extractio questionum per alphabetum (ff. 1ra-186vb) by Remigio dei Girolami, of which BNF, G 3. 465 is the sole witness. The edition offers a careful reconstruction of the cultural background and sources used by Remigio for his discussion of Solomon’s eternal destiny. The recovery of two texts or traditions appears of particular importance: the letter Petitis a me by Pier Damiani and a legend about Solomon’s post-mortem torment discovered by Marc Bloch in an English legendary containing the life of St. Edward and used by Isaac of Acre in his Otsar ha-hayyim. Remigio rewrites the latter to create a purgatory on earth for the king of Israel. Finally, we consider the assonances of Remigio’s text with the quaestio de quodlibet Utrum per sacram scripturam possit efficaciter probari salus Salamonis by Nicholas of Lyra to evaluate the possibility of defining the nature and genre of Remigio’s quaestio.

Translated title of the contribution«Mira excellentia, et mira subversio»: Remigio dei Girolami’s quaestio Utrum Solomon damnatus sit (bncf, ms. G 3. 465, ff. 175va-176vb)
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)29-73
Number of pages45
JournalStudi e Problemi di Critica Testuale
Volume106
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023

Keywords

  • Damnation
  • Extractio questionum per alphabetum
  • Isaac of Acre
  • Jewish Sources and legends
  • Marc Bloch
  • Nicholas of Lyra
  • Pier Damiani
  • Purgatory
  • Questiones de quodlibet
  • Remigio dei Girolami
  • Solomon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Literature and Literary Theory

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