THE EPITAPH OF ELŻBIETA HUMNICKA AND OTHER LATIN INSCRIPTIONS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN NAVARIA

Dombrovskyi Markiyan B.
Ph.D., Associate Professor
Ivan Franko National University of Lviv


DOI: https://doi.org/10.17721/StudLing2021.19.75-87


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ABSTRACT

The article introduces in the scholar circulation for the first time the Latin inscriptions of a baroque church of the 18th century situated in the village of Navaria near Lviv (architect: Bernard Meretin, paintings by Antonio Tavelli). In addition to the text and translation, a general overview and classification of inscriptions is given. The publication of the epitaph is provided with a detailed epigraphic and philological commentary. It is shown that the text combines elements of an individual and family epitaph, as well as a foundation inscription. The composition and style of the text are analyzed. The characteristic features of epigrammatical writing (parallel and antithetical organization, a tendency towards analyticism, economy of expression, asyndeton) are revealed and the connection between the text and the epigrammatic tradition at the level of composition and in terms of following ancient genre models is shown. The elements characteristic of the cenotaph type of epitaph and dedicatory epigram are revealed. The inscriptions of the paintings (except for the Saints’ labels) are mainly direct quotes or paraphrases of biblical texts and early Christian authors. They are published with translation and sources, but without discussion.

Kee words: catholic church in Navaria, Bernard Meretyn (Merettiner), Antonio Tavelli, Latin inscriptions, epigraphy, Elżbieta Gumnicka.


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