Ricordo di Marcello Gigante
The paper goes back over the life and scientific production of Marcello Gigante: his interests stretched from Greek and Hellenistic world to Byzantium, from Latin world to the history of philology in the Modern Age. Some major works were: La costituzione degli Ateniesi. Studio sullo Pseudo-Senofonte; the monograph Νόμος βασιλεύς, the translation of the Lives of the Philosophers of Diogenes Laërtius (“the translation… is much the best version available in any language”, Long); in the field of Latin studies the articles Virgilio sotto il Vesuvio and Civiltà delle forme letterarie nell’antica Pompei. All his life mirrors what a philologist, according to his view, should be: a vir bonus vivendi peritus.