The Codex Fori Mussolini: A Latin Text of Italian Fascism

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The year is 1932. In Rome, the Fascist leader Benito Mussolini unveils a giant obelisk of white marble, bearing the Latin inscription MVSSOLINI DVX. Invisible to the cheering crowds, a metal box lies immured in the obelisk's base. It contains a few gold coins and, written on a piece of parchment, a Latin text: the Codex fori Mussolini. What does this text say? Why was it buried there? And why was it written in Latin? The Codex, composed by the classical scholar Aurelio Giuseppe Amatucci (1867-1960), presents a carefully ...

The Codex Fori Mussolini: A Latin Text of Italian Fascism 2017, Bloomsbury Academic, London

ISBN-13: 9781350054868

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The Codex Fori Mussolini: A Latin Text of Italian Fascism 2016, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, New York

ISBN-13: 9781474226950

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