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Antonius de Rosellis

1381–1466

 

Alternative Names

Roselli; Antonio (LC); Antonius Aretinus; Antonius de Aretio; Antonius de Roxellis; Antonius de Rosellis de Aretio

 

Biography/Description

Born in Arezzo in 1381, probably studied law at Bologna and received his doctorate there in 1407. In the same year he began teaching civil law. Afterwards he taught at Siena and at Florence; in Siena he had Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini as his student. He was called to Rome by Pope Martin V to be a consistorial advocate, where he also served the Emperor Sigismund, the King of Naples, the College of Cardinals and pope Eugenius IV. He left Rome in 1438, once his anti-papal treatise, Monarchia, had made his position appear precarious. He became a Professor of canon law at Padua unti his retirement shortly after 1460. Antonius died in Padua in 1466.

 

Text(s)

 
No. 1

Repetitiones:.

 
No. 10

Tractatus de legitimatione.

 
No. 11

De ornatu mulierum. This work may be a consilium.

 
No. 12

De successione ab intestato. (X 3.27).

 
No. 13

Tractatus de usuris. (X 5.19).

 
No. 14

Epistola in concilium Basilensem ad Eugenium IV et ad imperatorem.

 
No. 15

Monarchia seu tractatus de potestate imperatoris et pape.

 
No. 16

Tractatus super arbore consanguinitatis.

 
No. 17

Excerpta ex operibus.

 
No. 1a

Repetitio in cap.’Quidam episcopus’. (C.2 q.1 a.c.1).

 
No. 1b

Repetitio in cap. ‘Interrogatum’. (C.2 q.5 c.24).

 
No. 1c

Repetitio in cap. ‘Si autem’. (C.2 q.6 c. 39).

 
No. 1d

Repetitio in cap. ‘Manifesta’. (C.2 q.1 c.15).

 
No. 1e

Repetitio in cap. ‘Quod translationem’, tit. ‘De officio legati’. (X 1.30.4).

 
No. 2

Lectura in II librum Decretalium. (X. 2.1–27).

 
No. 3

Lectura super quibusdam titulis libri III, IV, V Decretalium.

 
No. 4

Consilia. See also below, De ornatu mulierum.

 
No. 5

De bello iusto. Also known as De bello iniusto.

 
No. 6

De conciliis ac synodis generalibus.

 
No. 7

De ieiuniis.

 
No. 8

De indiciis et tortura.

 
No. 9

De indulgentiis.

 

Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 11

De ornatu mulierum.

 
Manuscript

Eichstätt, Universitätsbibl. 266

 
 

Oxford, Bodleian Libr. Can. misc. 6

 
No. 14

Epistola in concilium Basilensem ad Eugenium IV et ad imperatorem.

 
Manuscript

Milano, Bibl. Ambrosiana C.145 inf.

 
No. 16

Tractatus super arbore consanguinitatis.

 
Manuscript

München, BSB Clm 6573

 
No. 17

Excerpta ex operibus.

 
Manuscript

Luxembourg, BN 228

 
No. 1e

Repetitio in cap. ‘Quod translationem’, tit. ‘De officio legati’.

 
Manuscript

München, BSB Clm 6524 (Cum repetitionibus Iacobi de Zochis, lectoris de mane, et Cosme de Contareno, lectoris de sero)

 
No. 2

Lectura in II librum Decretalium.

 
Manuscript

München, BSB Clm 6584

 
No. 3

Lectura super quibusdam titulis libri III, IV, V Decretalium.

 
Manuscript

Bologna, Coll. Spagna 97

 
No. 4

Consilia.

 
Manuscript

Città del Vaticano, BAV Vat. lat. 1932, fol. 114r–122v

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV Vat. lat. 8069

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV Urb. lat. 1132

 
 

Città del Vaticano, BAV Reg. lat. 377

 
 

Eichstätt, Universitätsbibl. 484, fol. 70r

 
 

Firenze, BN Magliab. XXIX. 172

 
 

München, BSB Clm 6573, fol. 152v

 
 

München, BSB Clm 6661, fol. 254r

 
 

Padova, Bibl. Univ. n. provv. 275

 
 

Ravenna, Bibl. Classense 484

 
 

Ravenna, Bibl. Classense 485

 
 

Venezia, BN lat. V.2

 
No. 5

De bello iusto.

 
Manuscript

Trento, Bibl. Cap. 140

 
 

Trier, Stadtbibl. 913/1112

 
No. 6

De conciliis ac synodis generalibus.

 
Manuscript

München, BSB Clm 6661, fol. 259r

 
 

München, BSB Clm 7428

 
 

Trento, Bibl. Cap. 140

 
 

Venezia, BN lat. IV 4 [2480]

 
No. 7

De ieiuniis.

 
Manuscript

München, BSB Clm 6572 (Included in Angelus de Castro’s commentary on X.3)

 
 

Ravenna, Bibl. Classense 485 (Vol. I)

 

Text(s) – Early Printed Editions

No. 10

Tractatus de legitimatione.

 
Early Printed Editions

Tractatus de legitimatione. Pavia, 1494. (Hain 13976)

 
 

Tractatus de legitimatione. Pavia, 1498. (Hain 13977)

 
 

Tractatus ex variis iuris interpretibus. Lyon, 1549, 6.264r-278v.

 
 

Tractatus universi iuris. Venezia: F. Ziletti, 1584, 8.

 
 

Tractatus universi iuris: Tractatus legitimationum. Venezia: F. Ziletti, 1584, 8.2.75ra.

 
No. 12

De successione ab intestato.

 
Early Printed Editions

Tractatus ex variis iuris interpretibus. Lyon, 1549, 7.240v-253v.

 
 

Selecti tractatus de successione. Venezia, 1570, 659-96.

 
 

Tractatus universi iuris. Venezia: F. Ziletti, 1584, 7.66v-71v.

 
 

Tractatus universi iuris: Tractatus de successionibus ab intestato. Venezia: F. Ziletti, 1584, 8.1.357vb.

 
No. 13

Tractatus de usuris.

 
Early Printed Editions

Tractatus de usuris. Napoli, c. 1473.

 
 

Tractatus de usuris. Roma, 1481-87. (Hain 13981)

 
 

Tractatus de usuris. Roma, c. 1490. (Hain 13982)

 
 

Tractatus ex variis iuris interpretibus. Lyon, 1549, 16.80r-83v.

 
 

Tractatus universi iuris. Venezia: F. Ziletti, 1584, 7.66v-71v.

 
 

Tractatus universi iuris: De usuris. Venezia: F. Ziletti, 1584, 7.66va.

 
No. 15

Monarchia seu tractatus de potestate imperatoris et pape.

 
Early Printed Editions

Monarchia seu tractatus de potestate imperatoris et pape. Venezia, 1483. (Hain 13973)

 
 

Monarchia seu tractatus de potestate imperatoris et pape. Venezia, 1487.

 
 

Tractatus ex variis iuris interpretibus. Lyon, 1549, 14.307r-346v.

 
 

Monarchia seu tractatus de potestate imperatoris et pape. Hannover; Frankfurt, 1611-14. Reprint Graz 1960.

 
No. 1a

Repetitio in cap.’Quidam episcopus’.

 
Early Printed Editions

Repetitiones. Venezia, 1587, 1.7r-47v.

 
No. 1b

Repetitio in cap. ‘Interrogatum’.

 
Early Printed Editions

Repetitiones. Venezia, 1587, 1.64r-71r.

 
No. 1c

Repetitio in cap. ‘Si autem’.

 
Early Printed Editions

Repetitiones. Venezia, 1587, 1.71r-76v.

 
No. 1d

Repetitio in cap. ‘Manifesta’.

 
Early Printed Editions

Repetitiones. Venezia, 1587, 1.53r-64r.

 
No. 4

Consilia.

 
Early Printed Editions

Bartholomaei Caepollae consilia criminalia. Venezia, 1555, n. 46, 49.

 
 

Consiliorum ad causas criminales. Venezia, 1556, n. 82, 86.

 
 

Consiliorum ad causas criminales. Venezia, 1572, n. 82, 86.

 
 

Consiliorum matrimonialium. Venezia, 1572, n. 43..

 
 

Consiliorum ad causas criminales. Venezia, 1582, n. 82, 86.

 
No. 6

De conciliis ac synodis generalibus.

 
Early Printed Editions

Tractatus ex variis iuris interpretibus. Lyon, 1549, 2.14v-70v.

 
No. 7

De ieiuniis.

 
Early Printed Editions

De ieiuniis. Roma, c. 1476. (Hain 13978)

 
 

De ieiuniis. Roma, c. 1485.

 
 

De ieiuniis. Roma, 1486.

 
 

De ieiuniis. Roma, 1488-90.

 
 

De ieiuniis. Roma, c. 1490.

 
 

De ieiuniis. Köln, 1497. (Hain 13980)

 
No. 8

De indiciis et tortura.

 
Early Printed Editions

Tractatus ex variis iuris interpretibus. Lyon, 1549, 10.83v-84v.

 
 

Tractatus universi iuris. Venezia: F. Ziletti, 1584, 11.290r-291v.

 
No. 9

De indulgentiis.

 
Early Printed Editions

Tractatus ex variis iuris interpretibus. Lyon, 1549, 16.168v-177v.

 
 

Tractatus universi iuris. Venezia: F. Ziletti, 1584, 14.147v-157r.

 

Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 11

De ornatu mulierum.

 
Modern Editions

, ed. N. Denholm-Young, La Biblofilia 35 (1933) 315–456. (H. Kantorowicz, Rechtshistorische Schriften (Karlsruhe 1970) 341–476) (according to the text of MS Oxford).

 
No. 15

Monarchia seu tractatus de potestate imperatoris et pape.

 
Modern Editions

, ed. G. Perticone (Scrittori politici Italiani 10; Bologna 1944). .

 

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F. Cheneval, ‘La réception de la Monarchie de Dante ou les métamorphoses d’une oeuvre philosophique’, Vivarium: An International Journal for the Philosophy and the Intellectual Life of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, 34 (1997) 254–267.

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