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Otranto, cittadinanza onoraria ad memoriam a Donato Moro

Otranto, cittadinanza onoraria ad memoriam a Donato Moro

Lunedì scorso il consiglio comunale di Otranto ha conferito la cittadinanza onoraria ad memoriam al prof. Donato Moro. Questa è la motivazione:

“per i fondamentali e originali contributi alla conoscenza storica della Città di Otranto dal Medioevo all’Età protomoderna, in cui ha posto in significativo risalto i caratteri originari e specifici del microcosmo idruntino nel bivalente rapporto tra Bisanzio e l’Occidente”.

Tutto ebbe inizio qualche mese fa, quando il Dipartimento di Studi Storici dal Medioevo all’Età Contemporanea dell’Università del Salento invitò l’amministrazione comunale di Otranto a partecipare alle onoranze dell’illustre studioso nel 15° anniversario della sua scomparsa con una propria testimonianza e un pubblico riconoscimento. Ora il comune, accogliendo con grande piacere l’invito, ha voluto conferire il riconoscimento al professore, nato a Galatina nel 1924 e venuto a mancare nel 1997.

Ispettore centrale della Pubblica Istruzione, fin dal 1971, ha coltivato il suo grande amore per la per la cittadina idruntina con numerose commemorazioni civili dei Martiri, ricerche in archivi locali e nazionali, pubblicazioni, saggi, articoli. Una cospicua serie di testi oggi tutti confluiti nella raccolta postuma, Hydruntum, a cura di Gino Pisanò.
Per Moro, la cruenta vicenda otrantina del 1480/81 rappresentò il terreno di una milizia critico-storica-filologica dal carattere strenuo, appassionato, sofferto per energie intellettuali e fisiche profuse, per inconcussa ricerca della verità documentale cui egli subordinò ogni sentimento, ogni enfasi retorico-celebrativa e ogni moto di umana o campanilistica simpatia.

Donato Moro esplorò, dunque, gli archivi, ritrovò testimonianze di fonti inedite e rare, le confrontò con perizia, rigore scientifico e certezza filologica con altre contraffatte da interpolazioni erudite o celebrative, puntando unicamente alla verità. Otranto per Moro è stata il luogo della storia e questo è il riconoscimento perché per questa cittadina egli ha speso una vita.

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