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On the Translation

PAUL ROREM and JOHN C. LAMOREAUX

in John of Scythopolis and the Dionysian Corpus: Annotating the Areopagite

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269700
eISBN:
9780191683756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269700.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents a partial translation of John of Scythopolis' Scholia focusing on the commentaries he made in defence of the Dionysian corpus. This translation includes comments relevant to his ... More


Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Malcolm Heath

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259205
eISBN:
9780191717932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259205.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book reassesses the late 3rd-century Greek rhetorician Menander of Laodicea (Menander Rhetor). Menander is generally regarded as a specialist in epideictic, as such, he is often considered an ... More


The Poet as Schoolbook

Andrew Wallace

in Virgil's Schoolboys: The Poetics of Pedagogy in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199591244
eISBN:
9780191595561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591244.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter studies the glossed octavo editions in which Virgil was made available to English schoolboys during the last decades of the sixteenth century. It argues that an image of Virgil-as-master ... More


Menander's Commentary

Malcolm Heath

in Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259205
eISBN:
9780191717932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259205.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter investigates the nature of Menander’s commentary on Demosthenes by examining selected material from the Demosthenes scholia. It is shown that the commentary was primarily didactic and ... More


John of Scythopolis and the Dionysian Corpus: Annotating the Areopagite

Paul Rorem and John C. Lamoreaux

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269700
eISBN:
9780191683756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269700.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

John, the sixth-century orthodox bishop of Scythopolis in Palestine, was the first of many authors to comment upon the highly influential Pseudo–Dionysian writings (such as The Mystical Theology). ... More


John of Scythopolis

PAUL ROREM and JOHN C. LAMOREAUX

in John of Scythopolis and the Dionysian Corpus: Annotating the Areopagite

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269700
eISBN:
9780191683756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269700.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the fragmentary evidence on the course of John of Scythopolis' career as a theologian. It analyses his theological works and discusses his Scholia and Prologue to the works of ... More


Critical Notes on the Greek Paroemiographers

Winfried Bühler

in Hesperos: Studies in Ancient Greek Poetry Presented to M. L. West on his Seventieth Birthday

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199285686
eISBN:
9780191713958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285686.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Greene prints γέλωτι, the reading of the two manuscripts of the scholia. But the ending is clearly corrupt, by a wrong adaptation to the following dative σπασμώ. Siebenkees (1798), 47 wrote γελώντες ... More


Aristotle's Lost Homeric Problems: Textual Studies

Robert Mayhew

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198834564
eISBN:
9780191872662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834564.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This volume consists of a set of studies focused on various aspects of a relatively neglected subject: a lost work of Aristotle entitled Homeric Problems. Most of the evidence for this lost work ... More


Cicero and the Politics of Ambiguity: Interpreting the Pro Marcello

John Dugan

in Community and Communication: Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641895
eISBN:
9780191746130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641895.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Ambiguous speech, that is, words that instil doubt in a listener regarding a speaker’s meaning, has self-evident utility in politics. Obscure language can be a cautiously opaque response to ... More


Form and Transmission

Craig A. Gibson

in Interpreting a Classic: Demosthenes and His Ancient Commentators

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520229563
eISBN:
9780520927308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229563.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter studies several ancient commentaries of Demosthenes that have survived. It describes these commentaries as particularly volatile and subject to different types of reorganization and ... More


Epilogue

Gerard Passannante

in The Lucretian Renaissance: Philology and the Afterlife of Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226648491
eISBN:
9780226648514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648514.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores Newton's interest in De rerum natura, inspecting his manuscripts of the classical scholia and how one curious survival in these manuscripts gives rise to a number of larger ... More


Some Ancient Views on Narrative, its Structure and Working

René Nünlist

in Defining Greek Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748680108
eISBN:
9780748697007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

A prominent characteristic of Greek narrative is the critical literature that reflected on it. The scholia especially can fill out the brief treatment of the narrative genre in Aristotle's Poetics ... More


Theorizing the Chorus in Greece

Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi

in Choruses, Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670574
eISBN:
9780191759086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670574.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In ‘Theorizing the Chorus in Greece’, Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi discusses important instances in which the chorus and the broader phenomenon of chorality were theorized in ancient philosophical and ... More


Aristotle on the Meaning of τάλαντον in Iliad 23

Robert Mayhew

in Aristotle's Lost Homeric Problems: Textual Studies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198834564
eISBN:
9780191872662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834564.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Unlike most of the chapters in this volume, the present chapter is focused on a set of related Homeric scholia that have received a fair amount of attention. They contain Aristotle’s solution to a ... More


Aristotle and Aristarchus on the Meaning of κέρας in the Iliad

Robert Mayhew

in Aristotle's Lost Homeric Problems: Textual Studies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198834564
eISBN:
9780191872662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834564.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines numerous texts—Homeric scholia and Eustathius’ commentary on Iliad 11.385, and Plutarch’s Whether Land or Sea Animals Are Cleverer 24—in which Aristotle and/or Aristarchus are ... More


Hesiod in the Homeric Scholia, or: The Poet as Reader and (Mis-)Interpreter

Athanassios Vergados

in Hesiod's Verbal Craft: Studies in Hesiod's Conception of Language and its Ancient Reception

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198807711
eISBN:
9780191845536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807711.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores an aspect of Hesiod’s reputation as linguistic expert in antiquity that has not been studied adequately thus far, viz. the references to Hesiod’s poetry found in the Homeric ... More


Citations of Ovid in Virgil’s Ancient Commentators

Justin Haynes

in Classical Commentaries: Explorations in a Scholarly Genre

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199688982
eISBN:
9780191768088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688982.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ovid’s role in ancient scholarship remains an enigma since very few ancient scholia survive for his poems. In contrast, a substantial body of ancient scholia on Virgil has survived. These ... More


Starting from Homer

Barbara Weiden Boyd

in Ovid's Homer: Authority, Repetition, Reception

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190680046
eISBN:
9780190680077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680046.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 1 surveys the place of Homer in Roman literary culture before Ovid, including the prominent place of the Iliad and Odyssey in early education and the role played by Livius Andronicus and ... More


Texts and Metatexts

Tom Phillips

in Pindar's Library: Performance Poetry and Material Texts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198745730
eISBN:
9780191808166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745730.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter surveys evidence for Pindaric editions in the Hellenistic period, assesses the aims of ancient commentaries on Pindar insofar as these can be constructed from the extant scholia, and ... More


Marginalia: Textual Encounters in the Scholia

Tom Phillips

in Pindar's Library: Performance Poetry and Material Texts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198745730
eISBN:
9780191808166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745730.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The focus of this chapter is how poets are cited in the ancient commentaries represented by the Scholia, beginning with Pindaric scholars’ citations of Homer. Close attention to these quotations ... More


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