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

By Eleanor Dickey

Old greek sholarship constitutes a priceless 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 big 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 let scholars and students surprising with this fabric to take advantage of it of their paintings. Ancient Greek Scholarship comprises certain dialogue of the person historic authors on whose works scholia, commentaries, or single-author lexica exist, including reasons of the possible resources of that scholarship and the methods it's now used, in addition to descriptions of extant grammatical works and common lexica. those discussions, and the annotated bibliography of greater than 1200 works, additionally comprise reviews of the various texts of every paintings and of various digital resources.

This publication not just introduces readers to historical scholarship, but in addition teaches them the right way to learn it. right here readers will discover a specified, step by step advent to the language, a thesaurus of over 1500 grammatical phrases, and a collection of greater than 2 hundred passages for translation, each one observed by way of remark. The commentaries supply adequate support to allow undergraduates with as low as years of Greek to translate so much passages with self belief; moreover, readers are given aids to dealing with the traditional numerical structures, realizing the references present in works of historic scholarship, and utilizing an equipment criticus (including an intensive key to the abbreviations utilized in an apparatus). part the passages are observed through a key, in order that the e-book is both compatible for these learning on their lonesome and for sessions with graded homework.

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For further information on Byzantine scholarship see N. Wilson (1983a), Hunger (1978: ii. 3–83), Reynolds and Wilson (1991), and Robins (1993). INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT SCHOLARSHIP 15 ists than the main text, so that some scribes felt free to rephrase the notations as they saw fit (see H. Fränkel 1964: 99). As a result, the scholia to a single author often appear in radically different form in different manuscripts, and frequently the divergences are so great that no reconstruction of the original is possible.

This material is not normally included in editions of the manuscript scholia and so is difficult to find; it is however often important. A few papyrus commentaries are incorporated into Erbse’s edition, and the annotated texts are listed and in most cases reprinted by McNamee (1992) and Van Thiel (1992). For guides to the rest of this material see M. L. 3. This manuscript contains bT and h scholia, including many (probably late) scholia omitted by both Erbse and Van Thiel, as well as some independent old material esp.

Porphyry’s work is exegetical in nature and consists not of a linear commentary but of a series of essays that use discussion of specific passages to make larger points about Homeric interpretation. Only the first book survives in its original form, in a single fourteenthcentury manuscript. Almost all the material in this manuscript is also found, in a very similar form, in the bT scholia to Homer, showing that one of the major sources of these scholia was Porphyry’s work, which was probably systematically cut up and rearranged as scholia at a relatively late date.

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