Historia romana para tiempos modernoslos Admiranda de Justo Lipsio

  1. Juan R. Ballesteros
Supervised by:
  1. Juan Manuel Cortés Copete Director

Defence university: Universidad de Huelva

Year of defence: 2008

  1. Jaime Alvar Chair
  2. Patricio Guinea Díaz Secretary
  3. Paolo Desideri Committee member
  4. Chris Heesakkers Committee member
  5. Aldo Schiavone Committee member

Type: Thesis


The present doctoral thesis has two volumes. The first one is a preliminary essay divided into 6 parts about the concepts of Historiography and Humanism and Lipsius and his historical and scientific context. This volume focuses on Lipsius� critical methods and it analyses Lipsius� relationships with the typically Humanistic way of recovering the Ancient world though the contextual critique. It offers a study on the Humanistic conception of History. I contend that it was the particular relationship between the humanists and the ancient literary corpus what gave birth to the modern concept of historical source. Finally this chapter looks into Lipsius� theorical, chronological and conceptual premises and the way he used them to study Roman history. The second volume contains the transcription of the Latin text of the Admiranda and its translation into Spanish. The Latin text has two different kind of footnotes: the first one gives the variant spellings of the Latin texts in the three editions that have survived: the second one includes the identification of the classical quotations.