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Report No. t171

Gregorius Rhamnusius

fl. 1566


Alternative Names

Gregorio Ramusio



R. is obscure. He shares a surname with a well-known noble family with many literary members, who had their origins in Rimini. (They, in turn, many have taken their name from Rhamnus in Attica, an ancient city now [and probably then] in ruins.) R., however, apparently called himself ‘Tarinatis’, a member of a group reported by Pliny to have lived in the Sabine country. His only known work, the Quaestiones super affinitate (TUI 1584, t. 9), was first published in Roma in 1566, when the author seems to have been alive. Schulte, Geschichte at 456 suggests that it was designed to aid the staff of the Papal Penitentiary, a suggestion that is supported by R’s preface to the work.

Source: Not in CERL Thesaurus. Mentioned in Italian edit16.

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