Scribes and Scholars: A Guide to the Transmission of Greek and Latin Literature / Edition 3

Scribes and Scholars: A Guide to the Transmission of Greek and Latin Literature / Edition 3

by L. D. Reynolds
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198721463

ISBN-13: 9780198721468

Pub. Date: 05/28/1991

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

One of the remarkable facts about the history of Western culture is that we are still in a position to read large amounts of the literature produced in classical Greece and Rome despite the fact that for at least a millennium and a half all copies had to be produced by hand and were subject to the hazards of fire, flood, and war. This book explains how the texts

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One of the remarkable facts about the history of Western culture is that we are still in a position to read large amounts of the literature produced in classical Greece and Rome despite the fact that for at least a millennium and a half all copies had to be produced by hand and were subject to the hazards of fire, flood, and war. This book explains how the texts survived and gives an account of the reasons why it was thought worthwhile to spend the necessary effort to preserve them for future generations.

In the second edition a section of notes was included, and a new chapter was added to deal with some aspects of scholarship since the Renaissance. In the third edition (1991), the authors responded to the urgent need to take account of the very large number of discoveries in this rapidly advancing field of knowledge by substantially revising or enlarging certain sections. The last two decades have seen further advances, and this revised edition is designed to take account of them.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198721468
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1991
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.31(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Antiquity
2. The Greek East
3. The Latin West
4. The Renaissance
5. Some Aspects of Scholarship Since the Renaissance
6. Textual Criticism
Abbreviations
Notes
Index of MSS.
General Index
Notes to the Plates
Plates

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