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

By Eleanor Dickey

Historical greek sholarship constitutes a useful source for classicists, yet one who is underutilized simply because graduate scholars or even mature students lack familiarity with its conventions. The peculiarities of scholarly Greek and the inability 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 creation to such scholarship that may allow scholars and students unusual with this fabric to exploit it of their paintings. Ancient Greek Scholarship contains designated dialogue of the person old authors on whose works scholia, commentaries, or single-author lexica exist, including reasons of the possible assets of that scholarship and the methods it truly is now used, in addition to descriptions of extant grammatical works and normal 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 additionally teaches them how you can learn it. right here readers will discover a targeted, step by step creation to the language, a word list of over 1500 grammatical phrases, and a suite of greater than two hundred passages for translation, every one observed through remark. The commentaries supply adequate support to let undergraduates with as low as years of Greek to translate such a lot passages with self belief; additionally, readers are given aids to dealing with the traditional numerical structures, knowing the references present in works of historic scholarship, and utilizing an gear 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 appropriate for these learning all alone and for sessions with graded homework.

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The nature of a source is therefore at least as important to know as its date. This is the reason for the great emphasis, in modern studies of scholia and other composite works of ancient scholarship, on identifying and separating material from different sources. 1 ARCHAIC AND CLASSICAL POETRY This category includes the most famous and most often cited scholia. By far the most important are the Homer scholia, but those on Pindar and the Attic dramatists are also significant. 1 Homer Ancient scholarship on Homer was extensive and of high quality, for the best scholars of antiquity devoted much of their time and energy to the Homeric poems.

26. For more information on this transition see N. 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.

Two principal sources for the ancient scholarship on Homer survive: the scholia and Eustathius’ commentaries, both of which are gigantic works filling many volumes in modern editions. There are also some smaller works, some of which are more valuable than others. 1 Scholia Most of the old scholia to the Iliad fall into three groups: A, bT, and D. The A scholia come from the margins of the most famous Iliad manuscript, Venetus A (tenth century), where they were entered systematically by a single scribe.

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