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Latin abbreviations in manuscripts

Postby snesci » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:26 am

Greetings everyone,
I am new to this forum and am very excited to find it exists. My situation is that I possess rusty schoolboy Latin and have been set the task to translate some Latin texts (renaissance manuscripts -the letters of Marsilio Ficino) with a group of others whose latin is not much better than mine. the manuscripts contain copious abbreviations which make the task even more daunting, I have a list of common abbreviations but would like a complete list -can someone provide such a list or inform of a source for it?
Many thanks
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Re: Latin abbreviations in manuscripts

Postby Alatius » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:41 am

Well, there is always Cappelli. See for example the online version here:
http://www.hist.msu.ru/Departments/Medi ... index.html
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Re: Latin abbreviations in manuscripts

Postby thesaurus » Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:36 pm

Would it be possible to post any images here? I've been studying paleography a little this semester, and combined with my natural interest in humanist Latin, it could be fun.
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