Ancient Greek Scholarship: A Guide to Finding, Reading, and by Eleanor Dickey

By Eleanor Dickey

Historic greek sholarship constitutes a valuable source for classicists, yet person who is underutilized simply because graduate scholars or even mature students lack familiarity with its conventions. The peculiarities of scholarly Greek and the shortcoming of translations or scholarly aids usually discourages readers from exploiting the massive physique of commentaries, scholia, lexica, and grammatical treatises which were preserved on papyrus and through the manuscript culture. Now, for the 1st time, there's an advent to such scholarship that may allow scholars and students unusual with this fabric to take advantage of it of their paintings. Ancient Greek Scholarship contains unique dialogue of the person historic authors on whose works scholia, commentaries, or single-author lexica exist, including causes of the possible assets of that scholarship and the methods it's now used, in addition to descriptions of extant grammatical works and basic lexica. those discussions, and the annotated bibliography of greater than 1200 works, additionally comprise reviews of the several texts of every paintings and of quite a few digital resources.

This ebook not just introduces readers to old scholarship, but additionally teaches them the right way to learn it. right here readers will discover a certain, step by step advent to the language, a word list of over 1500 grammatical phrases, and a collection of greater than 2 hundred passages for translation, every one followed by way of statement. The commentaries provide sufficient support to allow undergraduates with as low as years of Greek to translate such a lot passages with self assurance; furthermore, readers are given aids to dealing with the traditional numerical platforms, figuring out the references present in works of historic scholarship, and utilizing an gear criticus (including an in depth key to the abbreviations utilized in an apparatus). part the passages are observed by means of a key, in order that the e-book is both appropriate for these learning all alone and for periods with graded homework.

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Wilson (1967, 1971, 1984), McNamee (1995, 1998), Zuntz (1975; 1965: 272–5), H. b. also Zetzel (1975). 27. e. manuscripts shaped like a modern book), often with wide margins around each page. At some point a few hypomnemata were copied into the margins of codices, and then both they and the uncopied hypomnemata were lost, leaving only the marginalia extant. But the relationship between hypomnemata and scholia is more complex, and the differences between them more significant, than this formulation suggests.

Xxvi–xxx. 7. Unfortunately, these numbers are omitted from the TLG version of the text, which instead gives references by page and line of Van der Valk’s edition. 8. Also known as Apollonius son of Archibios, but to be distinguished from all the other Apollonii involved with ancient scholarship. 3 OTHER SOURCES OF ANCIENT SCHOLARSHIP 25 ancestors of the D scholia, and, indirectly, Aristarchus’ commentaries. Apollonius’ lexicon is for us one of the most important works of Greek lexicography, for it is a key source of information on ancient understandings of Homer’s vocabulary and how Homer was read in antiquity.

Until recently the bT scholia were thought to be much less valuable than the A scholia (whose worth has been recognized since the eighteenth century), because of the limited extent to which they can aid in establishing the text of the Homeric poems. In the past few decades, however, an increasing interest in ancient literary criticism has brought these scholia into new prominence, and they are currently at the center of modern work on ancient Homeric scholarship. ” They are the largest group of Homeric scholia, and our earliest manuscript evidence for them is older than that for the other types of scholia, for the chief witnesses to the D scholia are manuscripts Z and Q, which date to the ninth and eleventh centuries respectively.

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