The sphere of Saturn (Cicero, De re publica, 6.17)

Autore: Cilleruelo, Álvaro Cancela
Titolo: The sphere of Saturn (Cicero, De re publica, 6.17)
Rivista/Miscellanea: Hermes Volume 150, issue 3
Editore: Franz Steiner Verlag
Anno edizione: 2022
Pagine: 369-375
Parole chiave: Philologie - Filologia - Philology, Philosophie - Filosofia - Philosophy
Descrizione: [Cilleruelo, Álvaro Cancela][Abstract] This paper argues that at Cicero, De re publica 6.17 the manuscript text unum globum should be kept instead of the conjecture summum globum. This conjecture is unanimously attributed to Fr. Boll (1910), but it was proposed already in 1790 by G. W. Maier. The use of unus in this context, in which the set of harmonic spheres of our cosmos is described, can be explained as an alternative to primus when referring to the first element of a sequence; further instances in Cicero’s works support this interpretation.
Sigla autore: Cilleruelo 2022