The purpose of this website is to provide Open Source research materials from Geremia da Montagnone's Compendium moralium notabilium, a proto-humanist florilegium compiled at Padua in the early 14th century which survives in about 50 manuscripts but was printed only once, two centuries after it was created. At this point the project provides two types of resources derived from the 1505 Venice edition of the Compendium (i.e. "Epytoma Sapientie").
The Author/Source Index is the portal for accessing editions of the quotations attributed to particular authors and sources. At present the quotations for seven classical authors have been edited. Each transcribed quotation is accompanied by the version of that passage from a modern edition of the original source text and variants are indicated by breaks in the underscoring in the latter version. Much of the transcriptional and editorial work for this aspect of the project was done during the Spring and Summer of 2013 by Veronica Parkes, an undergraduate co-op student majoring in Medieval Studies and Classics at Wilfrid Laurier University.
The Subject Index is the portal for accessing transcriptions of the quotations under particular topics. At present it provides digital transcriptions of two topics: Pars 1, Liber 2: De bono et honesto virtutibus (containing about 200 quotations under five rubrics); and Pars 5, Liber 4: De morali consideratione vite et mortis (containing about 150 quotations organized under ten rubrics). This work was done by the editor during the Fall of 2013.
All of the edited transcriptions linked to the Author/Source Index and the unedited transcriptions linked to the Subject Index are provided in pdf documents that have been protected from printing and downloading, but are fully searchable either through an Internet browser such as Google, or the Adobe Reader search function.
When additional funding is obtained, this online resource will be expanded to eventually include a complete transcription of the entire 1505 Venice edition and editions of the quotations attributed to most of the classical, patristic, and medieval sources as a prelude to the creation of a critical edition of the entire text based on several key manuscript witnesses.