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The classical commentary

Histories, practices, theory

by R. Gibson(ed.) ; C.S. Kraus(ed.)
The classical commentary by R. Gibson
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This collection explores the issues raised by the writing and reading of commentaries on classical Greek and Latin texts. Written primarily by practising commentators, the papers examine: philosophical, narratological and historiographical commentaries; ancient, Byzantine and Renaissance commentary practice and theory, with special emphasis on Galen, Tzetzes and La Cerda; the relationship between the author of the primary text, the commentary writer and the reader; special problems posed by fragmentary and spurious texts; the role and scope of citation, selectivity, lemmatization and revision; the practical future of commentary-writing and publication; and the way computers are changing the shape of classical commentary.

With a genesis in discussion panels mounted in the UK in 1996 and the USA in 1997, this volume continues international dialogue on the genre and future of commentaries.

BRILL; January 2002
454 pages; ISBN 9789047400943
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Title: The classical commentary
Author: R. Gibson; C.S. Kraus