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The Scribe as Performer and the Ptolemaic Wild Papyri of the Homeric Epics

Jonathan L. Ready

in Orality, Textuality, and the Homeric Epics: An Interdisciplinary Study of Oral Texts, Dictated Texts, and Wild Texts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198835066
eISBN:
9780191872822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835066.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers a new way to think about the scribal activity that produced the texts one sees in the Ptolemaic wild papyri of the Homeric epics. After reviewing previous research in Homeric ... More


The Optative Mood

T. V. Evans

in Verbal Syntax in the Greek Pentateuch: Natural Greek Usage and Hebrew Interference

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198270102
eISBN:
9780191683909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270102.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the Pentateuchal optative, reassessing its relationship both to the Hebrew and to the usage of non-translation Greek. The use of the optative mood, showing delicacy in the ... More


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