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Epistola Lentuli de statura Christi

Number

lt.022

Title

Carta aos Senadores em Roma

Carta a los Senadores de Roma

Carta do Retrato de Cristo

Name of the Portuguese translation

Epistola Lentuli ad Romanos de physiognomia Christi

Epistola Lentuli de statura Christi (pt.022)

Author

The author of the Latin text is Publius Lentulus (pseudo).

The author of the spanish text (Latin translator) was the friar Gauberte Fabricio de Vagad.

Language

The original text was written in Latin, and the Portuguese translation was made through a spanish version of the text (which translated Latin).

Characterization

Apocryphal text, medieval forgery, which corresponds to a letter on the description of Jesus written by Publius Lentulus to the senators of Rome in the time of Caesar Augustus.

Date

1301 ad quem

Place

Unknown.

Extant witnesses

See, for example:

- Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 550;

- Biblioteca nacional de França, Latin 18089;

- Londres, British Museum, Vespasian D. 18 and other, nr. 128.

- Padua, Mosteiro de São João de Viridario - Bibliothecae Patauinae manuscriptae publicae, Pluteo XXI, [11] (p. 24)

To other versions, see the catalog of the Biblioteca Nacional de França and Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts

Studies

References:

Ferrer, Montserrat (2010), Notes on the Catalan Translations of Devotional Literature with Special Reference to the Epistle of Lentulus to the Senate of Rome. In Taylor, Barry e Coroleu, Alejandro (dir.), Humanism and Christian Letters in Early Modern Iberia (1480-1630). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 47-60.

Bizzarri, Hugo Oscar e Sainz de la Maza, Carlos N. (1994), La 'Carta de Léntulo al Senado de Roma': fortuna de un retrato de Cristo en la Baja Edad Media castellana. Rilce 19, 43-58.

Magne, Augusto e Moreira, Thiers Martins (ed.) (1957-68), O Livro de Vita Christi em lingoagem português. Edição fac-similar e crítica do incunábulo de 1495 cotejado com os apógrafos. Rio de Janeiro: Ministério da Educação e Cultura Casa de Rui Barbosa.

Dobschütz, Ernst (1899), Epistola Lentuli. In Dobschütz, Ernst (ed.) Christusbilder. Untersuchungen zur christlichen Legende. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sohe Buchhandlung.

Flower, Robin, “Epistola Lentuli”, in: Ryan, John (ed.), Féil-sgríbhinn Eóin Mhic Néill: Essays and studies presented to professor Eoin MacNeill on the occasion of his seventieth birthday, May 15th 1938, Dublin: Three Candles, 1940. 25–27.