Scribes and Scholars A Guide to the Transmission of Greek and Latin Literature

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1991-05-09
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The third edition of Scribes and Scholars takes into account the numerous discoveries in this rapidly-advancing field of knowledge by offering substantial revisions and additions. A note on how to interpret the information given in an apparatus criticus is also included.

Table of Contents

Ancient books
The library of the Museum and Hellenistic scholarship
Other Hellenistic work
Books and scholarship in the Roman Republic
Developments under the early Empire
Archaism in the second century
The compendium and the commentary
From roll to codex
Paganism and Christianity in the fourth century in the Western Empire
The subscriptions
The Greek East
Scholarship and literature under the Roman Empire
The Christian Church and classical studies
The early Byzantine period
Greek texts in the Orient
The Renaissance of the ninth century
The later Byzantine period
The Latin West
The Dark Ages
Ireland and England
The Anglo-Saxon missionaries
Insular influence on classical texts
The Carolingian revival
The development of Caroline minuscule
Carolingian libraries and the Latin classics
Carolingian scholarship
The Carolingian twilight
The resurgence of Montecassino
The twelfth-century Renaissance
The Scholastic Age
Greek in the West in the Middle Ages
The Renaissance
The first humanists
The consolidation of humanism: Petrarch and his generation
Coluccio Salutati (1331--1406)
The great age of discovery: Poggio (1380--1459)
Latin scholarship in the fifteenth century: Valla and Politian
Greek studies: diplomats, refugees and book collectors
Greek scholarship in the fifteenth century: Bessarion and Politian
The first printed Greek texts: Aldus Manutius and Marcus Musurus
Erasmus (c. 1469--1536)
Some Aspects of Scholarship Since the Renaissance
The Counter-Reformation; the High Renaissance in Italy
The beginnings of humanism and scholarship in France
The Netherlands in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
Richard Bentley (1662--1742): classical and theological studies
The origins of palaeography
Discoveries of texts since the Renaissance
Other manuscript discoveries
Epigraphic texts
Textual Criticism
The development of the theory of textual criticism
The stemmatic theory of recension
Limitations of the stemmatic method
Age and merit in individual manuscripts
Indirect tradition
Some other basic principles
Fluid forms of transmission: technical and popular literature
Conventions in the apparatus criticus
Abbreviations 242(2)
Notes 244(51)
Index of MSS. 295(8)
General Index 303(14)
Notes to the Plates 317

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