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Jodocus Badius AscensiusCommentary, Commerce and Print in the Renaissance$
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Paul White

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780197265543

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197265543.001.0001

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Badius and Textual Culture

Badius and Textual Culture

(p.107) Chapter 4 Badius and Textual Culture
Jodocus Badius Ascensius

Paul White

British Academy

This chapter is divided into three parts. The first focuses on the first two parts of Varro’s definition of the role of the grammarian: lectio and enarratio. It shows how Badius used figurative language to conceptualize these roles, paying particular attention to the symbolism of initiation and sacred mystery, and to concepts of copia and excess. The second looks at emendatio and iudicium. This section incorporates an account of Badius’s attitudes towards textual scholarship and editing, and examines the medical and bodily metaphors he used to characterize this work. The third part considers the ways in which Badius presented and conceptualized the various aspects of the printing process: from patronage and the acquisition of exemplars to the issuing of privileges. In this domain Badius used figurative language grounded in concepts of property and theft, friendship and sociability, and familial relations.

Keywords:   Metaphor, Textual culture, lectio, enarratio, emendatio, iudicium, printing, textual scholarship, privileges, patronage

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