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Interpreting a Classic

Demosthenes and His Ancient Commentators
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ISBN-13:
9780520927308
Seiten:
273
Autor:
Craig A. Gibson
Serie:
Joan Palevsky Imprint in Classical Literature
eBook Typ:
PDF
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Demosthenes (384-322 b.c.) was an Athenian statesman and a widely read author whose life, times, and rhetorical abilities captivated the minds of generations. Sifting through the rubble of a mostly lost tradition of ancient scholarship, Craig A. Gibson tells the story of how one group of ancient scholars helped their readers understand this man's writings. This book collects for the first time, translates, and offers explanatory notes on all the substantial fragments of ancient philological and historical commentaries on Demosthenes. Using these texts to illuminate an important aspect of Graeco-Roman antiquity that has hitherto been difficult to glimpse, Gibson gives a detailed portrait of a scholarly industry that touched generations of ancient readers from the first century b.c. to the fifth century and beyond.



In this lucidly organized work, Gibson surveys the physical form of the commentaries, traces the history of how they were passed down, and explains their sources, interests, and readership. He also includes a complete collection of Greek texts, English translations, and detailed notes on the commentaries.
Demosthenes (384-322 b.c.) was an Athenian statesman and a widely read author whose life, times, and rhetorical abilities captivated the minds of generations. Sifting through the rubble of a mostly lost tradition of ancient scholarship, Craig A. Gibson tells the story of how one group of ancient scholars helped their readers understand this man's writings. This book collects for the first time, translates, and offers explanatory notes on all the substantial fragments of ancient philological and historical commentaries on Demosthenes. Using these texts to illuminate an important aspect of Graeco-Roman antiquity that has hitherto been difficult to glimpse, Gibson gives a detailed portrait of a scholarly industry that touched generations of ancient readers from the first century b.c. to the fifth century and beyond.


In this lucidly organized work, Gibson surveys the physical form of the commentaries, traces the history of how they were passed down, and explains their sources, interests, and readership. He also includes a complete collection of Greek texts, English translations, and detailed notes on the commentaries.
Preface

Abbreviations

Introduction

Part One. The Ancient Commentaries on Demosthenes

1. Form and Transmission

2. Sources, Agenda, and Readership

3. Didymus

Part Two. Texts, Translations, and Notes

1. Commentary on Dem. 9–11 and 13 (P.Berol.inv. 9780)

2. Didymus Fragments in Harpocration

3. Lexicon to Dem. 23 (P.Berol.inv. 5008)

4. Commentary on Dem. 5 (P.Berol.inv. 21188)

5. Commentary on Dem. 22 (P.Stras.inv. 84)

6. Lexicon to Dem. 21 (P.Rain.inv. 7)

Appendix: Rhetorical Prologue and Commentary on Dem. 21 (P.Lond.Lit. 179)

Bibliography

General Index

Index Verborum

Index Locorum