Pius Johannes Baptista
Come si pu˛ dedurre dal testo inglese che segue, con ogni probabilitÓ Johannes Baptista Pius era un umanista rinascimentale, morto forse nel 1540. Nel web ho reperito quanto segue.
He is a Renaissance scholar who published a commentary on Lucretius, at least, early in the 1500s. Cosenza's "Dictionary of the Italian Humanists" (2nd ed. Boston 1962) should have a number of references to him: it's in our library if not in yours (i.e., if necessary, I'll be glad to look up what it says). For his significance as a commentator on Tibullus (though I don't think he wrote such a commentary), the place to turn would perhaps be Dr Julia Haig Gaisser at Bryn Mawr, who I believe is preparing a CTC entry that covers commentators on Tibullus. (James Lawrence Peter Butrica, Department of Classics, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland A1C 5S7). The Library of Congress Authority file has the following: Pio, Giovanni Battista, d. 1540? also known as: Pius, Jo[h]annes Baptista; Pio, Battista; sim. ref. to edition: Caii Valerii Flacci Argonautica, 1548: t. p. has: Ioan. Baptistae Pii [etc.]