Translation Process

There are many variants of Latin, reflecting the millennia in which the language has been used.  This document reflects the use of Latin in the papal court in the early seventeenth century, with a vocabulary reflecting the legalities of land ownership and transfer, and the forms of land measurement and monetary values current in the Italy of that time.

This translation was the work of many hands, but the lion's share of the credit must go to Professor Emeritus of Religion Peter Ahr, Ph.D., who researched and contextualized the piece as a whole as well as produced the final version of the English translation.  

Michael Mascio, Ph.D. ,Lecturer in Classical Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures made the initial review of the document, and recommended Reverend/Doctor Federico Gallo, Director of the Library at Dottore della Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan, who read and transcribed the text.  Dr. Mascio then worked together with Fred Booth, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, to produce a first draft of an English translation.

This translation was the work of many hands, but the lion's share of the credit must go to Professor Emeritus of Religion Peter Ahr, Ph.D., who researched and contextualized the piece as a whole as well as produced the final version of the English translation.  

Michael Mascio, Ph.D. ,Lecturer in Classical Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures made the initial review of the document, and recommended Reverend/Doctor Federico Gallo, Director of the Library at Dottore della Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan, who translated the Ecclesiastical Latin version of the text into Contemporary Latin.  Dr. Mascio then worked together with Fred Booth, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, to produce a first draft of an English translation from the Contemporary Latin version.  

This exhibit is dedicated with many thanks to all the above scholars, without whose work this exhibit would not have been possible.  

 

 

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