Tizio, Caio e Sempronio (e altri tizi fittizi)

Gomez Gane, Yorick (2015) Tizio, Caio e Sempronio (e altri tizi fittizi). Rivista Italiana di Onomastica, 21 1: 129-149.

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Author Gomez Gane, Yorick
Title Tizio, Caio e Sempronio (e altri tizi fittizi)
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Tizio, Caio e Sempronio (e altri tizi fittizi)
Translated title Tizio, Caio, and Sempronio (and other fictitious common names)
Language of Title ita
Journal name Rivista Italiana di Onomastica
Language of Journal Name ita
ISSN 1124-8890
Publication date 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 21
Issue 1
Start page 129
End page 149
Total pages 21
Place of publication Roma, Italy
Publisher Società Editrice Romana
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract This article examines the category of fictitious names, already in use in Roman legal texts. Tizio, Caio e Sempronio, a group of names ascribable to the medieval jurist Irnerius or directly to the Digest or texts from it, is here backdated to 1673 in the famous and fortunate Dottor volgare by Giovanni Battista De Luca, from which the trio of names would have spread through the Italian language. It also illustrates the larger series of fictitious names, up to the sextet Tizio, Caio, Sempronio, Mevio, Filano, Calpurnio, and analyses regional variants, the Milanese Tizio, Sempronio, Martino (1773-91) and the Sicilian Tizio, Filano, Martino (1895), the former perhaps underlying the latter (with the addition of the Spanish Fulano). The article also studies the common name tizio (from the fictitious proper name Tizio), dating only to 1864 contrary to what was previously believed (Tizio, however, is backdated to 1552). In conclusion it illustrates, with variants, the fictitious names Mimì, Cocò e Carmen’ ’o pazzo, the Roman tre Grazie, carneade il tal dei tali, Mario Rossi, Pinco Pallino, signor X, signor N. N., signor Nessuno.
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