BOOK LAUNCH Cratander's Edition of Cicero's Complete Works
16 November 2022, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
This hybrid book launch will celebrate the publication of the first full reproduction of Andreas Cratander’s monumental edition of the complete works of Marcus Tullius Cicero (Basel 1528) - a high point of Humanist book printing in Basel.
This event is free.
Institute of Advanced Studies
IAS Common Ground (and ONLINE!)G11 Ground Floor, South Wing, UCLLondonWC1E 6BT
The meticulous reprint of the two volumes of Cratander’s edition, with a separate introduction by Gesine Manuwald (UCL) and Cédric Scheidegger Laemmle (Cambridge), allows the reader to experience historic book culture first-hand. The book, printed in Italy by L’Artistica Savigliano, under the auspices of the Société Internationale des Amis de Cicéron, is published by Schwabe. The publication project was realized with the generous support of the Patrum Lumen Sustine Foundation of Basel (PLuS).
There will be short presentations, followed by Q&A and a drinks reception. The event will be chaired by Dr Elizabeth McKnight (UCL).
Gesine Manuwald (UCL): Introduction
Lucy Nicholas (Warburg): Sixteenth-century Ciceronianism – Cratander’s edition in context
Ermanno Malaspina (President of the PLuS Foundation): The idea behind the project (online)
Cédric Scheidegger Lämmle (Cambridge): Cratander’s Cicero – distinctive features
Harald Liehr (Schwabe Verlag, Basel): The publisher’s view (online)
At the reception, there will be an opportunity for further discussion and to register for buying a copy of the full reproduction.