Tursellinus, Horatius
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Torsellini, Orazio; Italian Humanist and scholar. Born Rome 1545, died Florence 1599 (or 6. 4. 1609). Initially teacher at Collegium Romanum in Rome, then head of the Jesuit colleges in Rome, Florence and Loreto.

Life and works

T. wrote several historical works, including a life of the founder-member of the Society of Jesus, Francis Xavier. His most important historical work was the Historiarum epitomae [2] in ten books. It became the most widely-read Catholic history textbook of the 17th cent., circulating in m…

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Leonhardt, Jürgen, “Tursellinus, Horatius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00713>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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