The era of the legal glossators – scholars who annotated (glossed) and interpreted Roman legal texts – began with the resumption of the study of Roman law in Bologna at the end of the 11th century; one of their first tasks was to reconstruct Justinian’s Digest, the 6th-century compilation of Roman law, by comparing existing manuscripts. The work of the jurists and the birth of the ‘Bolognese School of Glossators’ were decisive for the development of European society. For this reason, from this time onwards, it became customary to dedicate sculpted funerary monuments in honour of the doctors of law, in most cases depicted in the act of teaching an audience of attentive students. You can explore these works in 3D, and learn about their descriptive and technical details
Project: 9. Travels and travelers: economic, social and cultural connections.
Scope: Secondary Education, Higher Education
Resource type: Virtual reality
Owner: Manuela Ghizzoni (Modernalia)
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Abstract: The funerary monuments of the glossators depict them in the act of teaching their students