Database for Marcus Cornelius Fronto in Development

In development: a database of the work of Marcus Cornelius Fronto. “In 1815, Cardinal Angelo Mai discovered a cache of Fronto’s writings in a Milanese palimpsest (manuscript). Over the next few decades, these letters were published, but rather haphazardly. As a result, scholars interested in Fronto now could read his letters; yet no one produced a full-fledged commentary until the 1990s. This commentary, says Natoli, is extremely expensive and difficult to obtain. Therefore, even though Fronto’s importance is known, his works still cannot be accessed by anyone except a handful of scholars.”

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